As the monsoon season officially ended in Mumbai, the day temperature on 6th October was recorded to 37.2 degree Celsius, five degree Celsius above normal, since 2016, this was the hottest day of October ever.
The maximum temperature on Saturday was the second highest October day temperature in 10 years, the highest temperature in the city so far recorded was on October 17, 2015, at 38.6 degree Celsius.
Mumbai recorded 2,239.6 mm rain over four months, which was 18.4 mm less than the seasons average 2,258mm. The city recorded 3,029 mm rain last year, during the monsoon season.
The state recorded overall 92% rainfall this monsoon, which was a weak performance, as per the IMD. While Konkan recorded 99% rainfall, Vidarbha and central Maharashtra recorded 92% but Marathwada recorded the lowest rainfall of 78%.
Oppositions have demanded the state government to declare two regions as drought-prone regions, looking at the water crisis and crop situations in Maharashtra.
“Districts in Marathwada and North Maharashtra are facing water scarcity, resulting in the loss of crops. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s project Jalukt Shivar has failed to give results. The state has not been taking any steps to offer respite to these farmers.” said Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan.
The total rain recorded this year in Mumbai in September has been the lowest in 27 years, India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed.
Due to the lowest rainfall in the month of September in Mumbai, Mumbaikars are about to feel the real heat, such a sunny climate in the months of monsoon will lead Mumbaikar to suffer the excess heat.
IMD has announced the withdrawal of monsoon, the announcement of the withdrawal of monsoon has been much earlier this year as compared to the last few years.
“We are expecting high temperatures for the next two days, after which a drop in temperature is expected.” said an IMD official.
Mumbaikars will have to suffer the hottest days, but there will be no water crisis in Mumbai as the water reservoirs of Mumbai are almost completely filled.