After heavy rains lashed the city for two consecutive days, Tuesday saw an overcast sky but only brief spells of rain. Between 8.30am and 5.30pm, it rained only 4mm in south Mumbai and 3.2mm in suburbs.
According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) 24-hour data from Monday 8.30am to Tuesday 8.30am, Colaba received 103.2mm of rain while it rained 78.5mm in Santacruz.
Weathermen have forecast occasional spells of rain across the city on Wednesday.
“The initial monsoon currents that bring strong winds have weakened. It will take about two to three days for the currents to re-activate,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, IMD, adding that the upper air cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat will also reduce.
Though the city did not witness heavy rains, the weather continued to stay pleasant. The maximum temperature at Colaba was 32.5 degrees Celsius while it was 32.3 degrees Celsius at Santacruz.
Minimum temperatures were around two degrees below normal with suburbs recording 23.8 degrees Celsius. South Mumbai recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius.
From June 1, Santacruz has received 379.4mm of rain while it has rained 314.8mm in Colaba.