Truant weather: Overcast sky in North on Holi, heat wave in Mumbai

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Truant weather: Overcast sky in North on Holi, heat wave in Mumbai

The Hush Post: While rain is expected in north india due to a western disturbance, temperatures in Mumbai have been soaring to nearly 38 degrees celsius due to a local weather phenomenon. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the maximum temperatures in Mumbai are likely to remain around 38 degrees until Sunday. It is then likely to reduce by around one degree.  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave advisory for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri, following a period of abnormally high temperatures this week.

Meanwhile, fairly widespread to widespread rain/ snow is very likely over western Himalayan region during the next 34 days under the influence of  the current western disturbance. Isolated thunderstorm accompanied with hail is very likely over western Himalayan region, Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan on March 3 and March 4.

According to the India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai office, Thursday recorded a high of 38 degrees Celsius.  “The heat wave conditions are for isolated parts of the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, due to a lower-level anti-cyclonic circulation over Gujarat and parts of Maharashtra,” KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD told a national daily. He said such high temperatures are unusual for Mumbai in February, thus requiring the IMD to issue the heat wave warning.

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