After light showers on Wednesday, Mumbai got negligible rain, with brief intervals of sunshine on Thursday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Colaba and Santacruz received 0.2mm and 5.4mm of rain respectively between 8.30am and 8.30pm. IMD officials said a few spells of rain are expected across the city and suburbs in the next 24 hours. “The system affecting the heavy rain has moved away and the effect of the depression is dying down,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, IMD.
The suburbs have received 7.6mm and the south Mumbai has received 7mm between 8.30am on Wednesday and 8.30am on Thursday.
The drop in the rainfall, however, led to a rise in maximum and minimum temperatures across the city.
The day temperature at Colaba was 30.2 degrees Celsius, and night temperature was 26.3 degrees Celsius. Santacruz recorded a maximum temperature of 31.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.
Humidity levels were similar to Wednesday, with 86% for south Mumbai and 76% for the suburbs.
The quantum of rainfall recorded this month increased to 1099mm for the suburbs and 863mm for south Mumbai on Thursday.
Weathermen have predicted maximum and minimum temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius respectively for Friday.