The city will receive scant rain for some more days, said officials from the weather bureau.
The “monsoon break” that the city is currently witnessing has resulted in the city receiving less average rainfall for the season compared to last year. Since June 1 this year, the city has received an average rainfall of 2,066mm till Wednesday. Last year, between June 1 and August 17, the city had received 2,355.5mm of rain.
On Wednesday, while south Mumbai received 0.2mm rain, no rain was recorded in the suburbs.
“The monsoon trough from Rajasthan to Bay of Bengal is north of its normal position which is responsible for the scant rain,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD). He added that the off shore trough on the west coast is also very weak.
“The monsoon will revive once the monsoon systems activate with a low pressure area or depression in the Bay of Bengal,” said Rajeev.
The dry spell has resulted in a rise in temperature during the day by two degrees above normal. On Wednesday, while the maximum temperature at Colaba was 30.6 degree Celsius, it was 31 degree Celsius at Santacruz. The minimum temperature at both Colaba and Santacruz was 25.2 degree Celsius.