After two days of high temperatures, the city got a breather from hot winds on Wednesday with the maximum temperature in the suburbs touching 35.6 degree Celsius, which is three degrees above normal.
This is considerably lower than the previous day when the maximum temperature was six degree above normal at 38.5 degree celsius.
In contrast, residents in south Mumbai living near the sea have been in a slightly better position.
The maximum temperature in Colaba was two degrees above normal at 33.8 degree Celsius.
The minimum temperature at Colaba and Santacruz was 24.9 degree Celsius and 25.7 degree Celsius respectively.
“As compared to the last two days, there was more sea breeze over the Arabian Sea that helped arrest moisture. Hence, suburbs managed to be a little less warmer,” said RV Sharma, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department.
The slight respite from heat may continue with IMD predicting maximum temperatures at 34 degree Celsius and minimum temperatures at 22 degree celsius on Thursday.