After frequent spells of rain on Sunday night and Monday morning, the night temperatures in Mumbai suburbs fell to 23.8 degrees Celsius, 0.8 degree Celsius below normal, one of the lowest minimum temperatures for August.
According to India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) 24-hour rainfall data, Santacruz recorded 10.3mm and Colaba recorded 19.6mm between 8.30am Sunday and 8.30am Monday.
On Monday, the city and suburbs received light showers as Colaba and Santacruz recorded 1.6mm and 4.1mm, respectively, till 8.30pm.
Day temperatures in the suburbs increased to 31 degrees Celsius, 1.3 degree Celsius above normal, thanks to a drop in rainfall on Monday.
Officials from IMD said owing to the unavailability of any significant rain-bearing systems, the current weather situation is likely to persist for the next 72 hours.
“The increase in 24-hour rainfall data can only be seen as a marginal increase due to availability of inland moisture. We can expect light showers only over the next three days,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, IMD.
A drop in moisture levels resulted in 75% and 70% relative humidity recorded in Colaba and Santacruz, respectively.
The maximum temperature in south Mumbai was recorded at 31.2 degrees Celsius, 1.5 degrees Celsius above normal, while the minimum temperature was close to normal levels at 25.2 degrees Celsius in Colaba.
Weathermen have predicted a few spells of rain in the city and suburbs over the next 24 hours with maximum and minimum temperatures at 31 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively.