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After rain, dry spell starts

mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:25 IST
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After incessant rain over the weekend, it was bright and sunny on Monday. According to the weatherman, the city should prepare for a dry spell for the next few days.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there will be a brief spell of rain or showers across the city on Tuesday.

“We will have to wait for the next monsoon pulse,” said RV Sharma, deputy director general, Western region, IMD.

“The low pressure area that had intensified into a depression has moved to Saurashtra and has begun to fizzle out.”

Clear skies are likely to result in a rise in temperature with the IMD forecasting a maximum temperature at 30 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature at 25 degree Celsius on Tuesday. Last week’s rain had brought the maximum temperature to 25 degree Celsius, which was close to five degrees below normal.

After two days of relatively heavy downpour, Mumbai witnessed less rain on Monday. While south Mumbai received 13.8mm rain, it rained slightly more in the suburbs measuring 33.6mm.

Maximum temperatures also rose to 29 degree Celsius in Santacruz and 31 degree Celsius at Colaba with humidity levels touching 89%. Minimum temperature at Santacruz and Colaba was 25 degree Celsius and 28 degree Celsius respectively.

This fluctuation in weather has not gone down well with Mumbaiites.

“After such a good and pleasant weekend, it was so humid in the afternoon with no rain. It seems like the monsoon has started playing hide-and-seek again. I am just hoping this spell doesn’t last for long,” said Dilip Patil, a Santacruz resident.