Mumbai Braces for Intense Heatwave: Temperatures Expected to Soar to 41-43°C

The city may even experience its first 40°C temperature of the season next Tuesday. With such extreme conditions looming, residents are urged to avoid outdoor activities between 11 am and 4 pm to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses

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As per local weather reports, Mumbai and its surrounding areas are preparing for a scorching heatwave in the days ahead. From April 14 to 17, an intense heatwave is forecasted to engulf the city, including Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Badlapur, and Karjat, with temperatures soaring to a blistering 41-43°C.

The city may even experience its first 40°C temperature of the season next Tuesday. With such extreme conditions looming, residents are urged to avoid outdoor activities between 11 am and 4 pm to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.

Rising Temperatures Across the Region

The spike in temperatures has been noticeable, with day temperatures already reaching 35.8°C on Friday, compared to 33.5°C recorded the day before. Officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) anticipate further increases in day temperatures in the upcoming days. The highest recorded day temperature this season was 38.8°C on March 21. IMD’s Colaba and Santacruz observatories reported maximum temperatures of 32.5°C and 35.8°C on Friday, respectively, slightly above normal levels.

While day temperatures are on the rise, minimum temperatures have remained relatively stable. Colaba and Santacruz observatories recorded minimum temperatures of 24.3°C and 23.6°C, respectively, which are nearly normal for this time of year.

BMC’s Guidelines to Combat the Heat

In response to the impending heatwave, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued guidelines, advising residents to carry water bottles, wear caps, use umbrellas, and wear sunglasses when outdoors.

As Mumbai prepares for the scorching weather, citizens are reminded to prioritize staying cool and hydrated to mitigate heat-related health risks. With temperatures expected to reach unprecedented levels, proactive measures and adequate hydration are crucial to safeguard against the adverse effects of the heatwave.

Air Quality Index (AQI) in Satisfactory Category

Regarding the Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM10 particles in Mumbai, the current reading stands at 71, falling under the ‘Satisfactory’ category. According to SAFAR-India, AQI values between zero and 50 are considered ‘good’, while those between 50 and 100 are categorized as ‘satisfactory’. However, caution is advised for AQI levels between 100 and 200, labeled as ‘moderate’.

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