Mumbai Warming

The Weather Station at Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Mumbai, returns the highest mean daily temperatures of my Northern Hemisphere Five. It is, however, bottom of the Ten Station Table for Year-to-Date Mean Temperature above my Pre-Industrial Baseline.

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From Week 8 through to 27 Mumbai was running a temperature below Pre-Industrial so its current state represents significant warming. Here are the Year-to-Date temperatures (°C) at the end of each month.

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Some observers are already certain that 2019 is going to be the Earth’s hottest year on record. India has experienced periods of extreme heat this year, and water shortages are a great concern in parts of the sub-continent, but Mumbai is clearly not going to be contributing much to a global temperature record if it happens. However, seven of the last ten weeks have registered average Mean Temperatures above the Paris Accord ”target” of 1.5°C.

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Here’s the Week 37 Table. Rome was toasty but, as indicated above, a bit chilly in the north-east of England.

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