Cooler days seem to be behind Mumbai as temperatures touched 38°C this week. Mumbai recorded it's hottest February day of this season on Monday.
The highest maximum temperature recorded in the month of February so far in Mumbai is 39.6°C (1966).
Mumbai may however get marginal relief on February 19.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a maximum temperature of 36.5°C and a minimum temperature of 20.8°C as per the Santacruz observatory on Wednesday. It also predicted a relative humidity of 79%.
"Mumbai may get marginal relief from ongoing hot weather conditions today. Hot easterly winds are being replaced by comparatively less warmer north easterlies. Maximum to drop," Mahesh Palawat, the Vice president Meteorology and Climate Change at Skymet Weather took to Twitter to say.
According to an India Meteorological Department press release from February 17, due prevailing strong south easterly winds from the land region and also low humidity values, the temperatures are expected to stay high today.
In recent days, the city has also seen higher levels of pollution. Skymet Weather puts the city's air quality at 229 (PM 2.5), which translates to 'very harmful' in quality.
The System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) forecasts that similar conditions will continue this week for Mumbai as well as neighbouring Pune.