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Light showers in parts of city bring respite from heat

mumbai Updated: Feb 17, 2011 02:45 IST
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When Sushil Bhatt walked to his office in Churchgate on Wednesday morning, he was caught unawares by a light shower. Surprised, Bhatt called his mother to check whether it was raining in Kandivli where she lives. But it didn't even drizzle in the northern suburb.

“These days, the mornings are usually very sunny,” said Bhatt, a manager at an electronic store.

“Today, however, there was a cool breeze blowing and I was enjoying the 15-minute walk to my workplace. The short drizzle was a surprise,” he said.

On Wednesday, while parts of south Mumbai witnessed light showers, north Mumbai was dry.

Officials in the weather department said that while the amount of rain in Colaba was not measurable in the morning, the observatory recorded negligible (0.1 mm) rainfall between 8.30am to 11.30am.

There was no rainfall recorded in Santacruz.

According to weathermen, you can expect light showers and cloudy skies yet again on Thursday.

“The cyclonic circulation over eastern Rajasthan and adjoining areas has resulted in light showers in the city. Not unusual for this time of the year, the rains are because of western disturbances in various parts of the country,” said the duty officer, western region, India Meteorological Department.

The light showers in the city also brought along with it cool winds even though the minimum temperature recorded was three degrees above normal at 19.6°Celsius and 30.4°Celsius as the maximum temperature.

“It seemed like summer was approaching. But, on Wednesday morning, there were cool winds minus the showers in or area,” said Deepti Parikh, a homemaker residing in Borivli.

“I hope the cool weather continues. At least it helps while cooking in the mornings.”