The Friday morning downpour caught Harish Shah by surprise. The 64-year-old’s five-minute walk to the market left him drenched.
“All these days, it rained in the evenings. So I have been carrying an umbrella for my evening walks,” said Shah, a Borivli resident. “But today it rained heavily in the morning. The monsoon doesn’t seem to be coming to an end.”
For the last 24 hours, the city has received 56 mm rainfall.
A few spells of rain and thundershowers have been predicted in various parts of the city for Thursday with a maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius.
Weathermen said these are the last few days of the monsoon season.
“Heat during the day causes convection currents in the lower atmosphere. The resultant moisture then forms clouds which leads to rainfall,” said R V Sharma, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department. “So there could be some showers.”
Till the season ends, humidity levels will be at 70% following which it will drop down to about 30%. Monsoon has already withdrawn in north India.