After Tuesday’s sporadic but heavy rain spells, the weather bureau has forecast heavy rain on Wednesday owing to low pressure activity in the Bay of Bengal.
“We are monitoring the low pressure area, which is still getting formed. If it does intensify and moves towards north Maharashtra, then Mumbai will receive heavy rainfall,” said RV Sharma, deputy director, western region, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
The Met department reported 32.8mm of rainfall in Colaba and 24.7mm in Santacruz on Tuesday. Last week, incessant rain owing to strong monsoon currents and a low pressure area that intensified into a depression, lashed the city. The IMD has forecast frequent spells of rain/thunder showers with heavy rain in some areas on Wednesday. The maximum temperature will be 30 degree Celsius, while the minimum will be 25 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, the intermittent rain on Tuesday set the humidity levels soaring to 90% in south Mumbai, 13% above normal. Humidity levels were 10% above normal in the suburbs at 83%.