Even as Mumbai on Thursday woke up to an overcast sky with first pre-monsoon drizzle being in isolated places, the day turned out to be the hottest April day in eight years.
IMD put the maximum daytime temperature at 38.9 degrees Celsius.
Notably, On April 22, 2014, Mumbai had recorded a daytime temperature of 39 degrees Celsius.
Significantly Thursday was hotter than the highest temperature recorded in April last year – 35.8 degrees Celsius on April 7. The maximum temperature at Santacruz was 5.6 degrees above normal, while it was 4.4 degrees above normal at 37.2 degrees Celsius at Colaba.
IMD’s regional forecasting Centre attributed the drizzle to an approaching western disturbance which scuttled wind patterns over the north Konkan and allowed warm, dry air from north India to sweep over the region. A moisture bearing, low-level wind discontinuity interacted with this warm air, which facilitated light rain in the early morning.
News Input: K.V.Raman