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Parts of city wake up to a light pre-monsoon drizzle

mumbai Updated: Jun 03, 2012 01:22 IST
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A light drizzle brought relief to the northern part of the city and Colaba early on Saturday morning.

Despite the mild showers in the areas of Borivli, Mulund and Colaba, the weather bureau does not expect a dip in temperatures.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwesterly winds coupled with high humidity levels in the morning caused the pre-monsoon drizzle.

The humidity level in Colaba was 92% on Saturday morning and fell to 68% at 5.30pm.

Dinesh Mishra, a meteorologist (western region) with the IMD, said the 0.1 mm of rain in Colaba was caused by an increase in humidity levels due to the heat released by the land mass early in the morning. This phenomenon is termed ‘long wave radiation’, he said.

“The south westerly winds travelling over the Arabian Sea carried a good amount of moisture and the conditions were favourable for a light shower,” he said.

On Saturday, temperatures remained slightly above normal in Colaba as the maximum and minimum temperatures were 35.5 and 28.6 degrees Celsius, which were 1.8 and 1.4 degrees above normal, respectively.

In Santacruz , maximum and minimum temperatures were 34.2 and 28.8 degree Celsius, which were 0.8 and 1.8 degrees above the usual, respectively.