Mumbai: This November was one of the warmest in past decade

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao
| Mumbai |

December 1, 2020 3:46:32 am

On Monday, the minimal temperature recorded at Santacruz was 1.3 levels Celsius above regular at 22.2 levels Celsius. (Representational)

November 2020 was one of the warmest months over the past decade for the metropolis. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimal temperature in Mumbai dropped under 20 levels Celsius solely twice this month. The Santacruz climate observatory, consultant of Mumbai, recorded a minimal temperature at 19.2 levels Celsius on November 10 and 19.7 levels Celsius on November 7. The minimal temperature ranged between 20-24 levels Celsius for the relaxation of the month.

On Monday, the minimal temperature recorded at Santacruz was 1.3 levels Celsius above regular at 22.2 levels Celsius. At Colaba, the minimal temperature recorded was 23.5 levels Celsius, which is 0.6 above regular.

Last 12 months, the lowest minimal temperature in metropolis— 20.5 levels Celsius — on November 26. 2019 was the warmest November in a decade when the minimal temperature didn’t fall under 20 levels Celsius. The second warmest November was in 2010 when the minimal didn’t drop under 19.4 levels Celsius. November 2020 equalled the lowest minimal recorded in 2018 of 19.2 levels Celsius.

Between 2009 and 2018, the lowest minimal temperatures have hovered between 14 and 19 levels Celsius. The all-time coldest day for the month was on November 19, 1950, when the minimal temperature dropped to 13.3 levels Celsius.

“In November, the minimum temperature in Mumbai dropped below 20 degrees Celsius, marginally. It did not go below 19 degrees Celsius, for the entire month. Mornings were still pleasant in the city but the days were warmer when the maximum temperature went up to 34 degrees Celsius. For almost the entire month, the city recorded a gap of nearly 15 degrees Celsius between day and night temperatures,” mentioned KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western area, IMD

Hosalikar added, “The island city was warmer as compared to the suburbs.”

Meanwhile, as per the IMD’s seasonal outlook, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan (together with Mumbai) and the complete southern peninsular area will expertise both a standard or a hotter winter this season.

Subdivision-wise common temperature forecast for winter – December 2020 to February 2021, issued by IMD confirmed the Konkan coast (together with Mumbai) might document the common minimal and most temperature 0.17 diploma Celsius above regular throughout the interval. All different sub-divisions in Maharashtra (Vidarbha, Marathwada, and central Maharashtra) might witness under regular most and minimal temperatures (ranging between 0.01 and 0.15 diploma Celsius under regular).

The day temperatures on Monday had been additionally above regular in each suburbs and south Mumbai. The most temperature at Santacruz was 34.6 levels Celsius, 1 diploma above regular, and 33.2 levels Celsius at Colaba. The highest most temperature recorded this month was on November 17 at 36 levels Celsius. The document for the highest most temperature for this month was on November 4 in 2018, when the most temperature recorded, was 37.6 levels Celsius.

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