With traces of rainfall experienced in isolated parts of north and central Maharashtra, Marathwada and south Konkan over the past few days, weathermen have predicted rain or thunderstorms for Sunday night or early Monday morning, for Mumbai city.
On Sunday, Pune city recorded .3mm of rainfall, while outskirts of Pune experienced traces of rainfall. Mahabaleshwar recorded .2mm of rainfall. A hailstorm warning has also been issued by the weather department for central Maharashtra and Marathwada, in the next 24-48 hours.
KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD), western region, said, “There is a wind discontinuity spreading across from Lakshadweep to south Gujarat, which has brought cloudiness over the coast. If the cloudiness persists, some rains are expected in Mumbai.”
After the sudden spike in maximum temperatures to 40.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, maximum temperatures fell by almost eight degrees over the next few days. On Sunday, the maximum temperature in the suburbs was 33.4 degrees Celsius, just 0.1 degrees above normal, and 33.3 degrees Celsius in south Mumbai, 1.3 degrees above normal.
Mumbai also saw a slight cloud cover over the city through the day. Humidity levels were high, with Santacruz and Colaba recording 70% and 83% relative humidity respectively.
Minimum temperature was 26.8 degrees Celsius at Colaba (3 degrees above normal) and 25.4 degrees Celsius at Santacruz (2.7 degrees above normal) on Sunday.
The weather bureau has predicted a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius for Monday.