There is going to be no respite from the heat for Mumbaikars as India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning of heat wave in isolated parts of the city till Thursday.Mumbai’s temperatures have been climbing after February 23 and on Tuesday the maximum temperature recorded was 37.8 degrees Celsius, which was the third-highest maximum temperature recorded in the past five years. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded at Santa Cruz was 37.4 degrees Celsius, which was 5 degrees Celsius above normal, while the maximum temperature at Colaba was 34.0 degrees Celsius.“The two factors affecting the temperatures are an anti-cyclone circulation in Arabian sea along with easterly winds, which do not allow the sea breeze to settle causing temperatures to soar,” said Ajay Kumar, Scientist IMD. He added that heat wave warning has been issued for Mumbai, Raigad as well as Ratnagiri for the next 48 hours.According to IMD officials, when the maximum temperature of a place is above 37 degrees Celsius or above and temperatures have been around 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal, it’s considered to be under heat wave.As per the forecast of IMD, the temperatures on Thursday could reach up to 38 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, IMD official also suggested that Mumbaikars avoid exposing themselves to direct sun by using cap, umbrellas and also keeping themselves well hydrated.The highest maximum temperature ever recorded for February was 39.6 degree Celsius in 1966.DOSDrink water even when not thirsty Wear light colour cotton clothes Use goggles, take umbrella cap and shoes or chappals when you go outside Keep house cool, use curtains, use sunshade, open windows at the night Use wet cloth for covering head, neck, and face DON’TSAvoid going out in open between 12 noon and 3 pm Avoid consuming liquor, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks Avoid eating stale food or food which contains high proteins Don’t leave pets or children in parked vehicles with doors closed

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