So, Mumbai Colaba reaches its all time high for ANY MONTH today, 16th. March 2011. In its long history of weather observation, since 1st. Jan 1847, Wednesday's 41.6c is the highest recorded. Previous highest for any month till today was 40.6c on 19th. April 1955.
S'Cruz, with today's 41.3c, is just shy of its March high of 41.7c, recorded in 1956. The highest ever for any month in the suburbs is 42.2c touched in 1952 on 14th. April.
As per vagaries forecast put up yesterday, 15th March, Mumbai has one more day of over 38c day temperature. Heat is expected to ease from Friday, when it should slide down to 33c.
A Look Out for Pune ! Day is expected to be Hot on Saturday/Sunday, with the temperature shooting up to 41c. Mahableshwar can rise to 33c on the weekend.
The highs in the (Western) Sub-Continent are peaking on Wednesday/Thursday as estimated in Vagaries.
The highest in India on 16th. was at Mumbai Colaba at 41.6, closely followed by Bhuj at 41.5c. Ratnagiri was at 41c (also an all time record for Ratnagiri for any month) along with Mumbai S'Cruz at 41.3c.
Chhor in Pakistan topped the chart in Asia at 42c. Karachi shot up to 40c on Wednesday.
All SubContinent Forecast on M2 and temperatures put up on Tuesday,15th. stands valid.
Forecast Reproduced from yesterday's blog to make it easy for readers -:)
"But, Gujarat and Maharashtra, especially the Konkan, which has days shooting up to above normal heat wave conditions, with temperatures above 40c, will see the day's heat peaking on Thursday, with a 42c in Gujarat, before retreating to 38/39 Friday onwards. Gujarat will see a restrain in day temperatures only by the end of this week".