India, April 17 -- Anticyclones don't let other weather systems pass by and create conditions for extreme weather on their peripheries as well

Mumbai and Dubai, cosmopolitan cities separated by 2,000 km of the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf, suffered from two different extreme weather events on April 16, 2024. While torrents of rain along with lightning lashed Dubai flooding large parts of the city, Mumbai sweltered under an intense humid heat wave.

Both these events were precipitated by a single weather system, a massive anticyclone, along with some localised weather phenomena, and further fuelled by general warming and increased moisture levels in the atmosphere.

The Konkan coast of India, especially the city of Mumbai, has been underg...