Mumbai residents are eagerly waiting for the signs of the onset of rains. But as the cloud cover remains, Mumbaiites continue to reel under the hot and humid conditions.
On Monday, day temperatures in south Mumbai reached 35.5 degrees Celsius, 1.8 degree Celsius above normal, making it the fourth highest in a decade for the month of June.
The suburbs recorded the maximum temperature at 34.8 degrees Celsius (1.4 degree Celsius above normal) on Monday.
The highest maximum temperature recorded at 38 degrees Celsius was on June 11, 2014, while the second and third highest day temperatures were on June 3, 2011, and June 2, 2010, at 35.9 and 35.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
In comparison, maximum temperatures recorded in the city on Sunday evening was 35.2 degrees Celsius.
Owing to cloudy skies over the past week, the minimum temperature in south Mumbai and the suburbs was 29 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Celsius above normal) on Monday.
According to officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as part of the pre-monsoon showers, isolated parts of Maharashtra received rainfall on Monday, with Kohlapur, Solapur and Bhramapuri recording 13mm, 5mm and 37mm respectively. Nagpur recorded traces of rainfall through the day.
Humidity levels continued to be high as a result of the cloud cover over the city. Colaba and Santacruz recorded 80% and 67% humidity throughout the day and 62% and 65% in the evening on Monday.