A few weeks back, incessant rains created quite a hullabaloo in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Non-availability of cabs, autorickshaws, traffic jams, and trains running late. This scenario led to herds of people emerging out on the roads in a hurry to reach home. However, the beginning of October itself is painting quite a contradictory picture. Recording maximum temperature of 38C, the sudden wave of October heat has left people in a state of perspiration and utter confusion.
Lately, three centers of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has recorded temperatures ranging between 35 to 38 degrees Celsius.
“It’s hardly been four days in October, but the heat has already been terrible during the afternoons. People are carrying umbrellas and covering their heads to avoid the sun,” stated by a resident of Koparkhairane.
According to an NMMC official of the daily weather recordings, “In the last two days, the maximum temperatures recorded at Turbhe have been the highest at 37.5 degrees Celsius on Monday and 38 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The other two centers at Airoli and Koparkhairane have recorded high temperatures in the range of 35.1 degrees Celsius and 36.5 degrees Celsius.”
As per further statements of the officials, the temperatures are known to rise every year towards the end of the monsoon and the beginning of October.
In industrial areas like Turbhe, the temperatures recorded especially during the afternoons are highest due to the ‘trapped heat’.