For the first time in a fortnight, skies were clear and scant rainfall was witnessed on Tuesday.
Despite a forecast for intermittent showers and a few heavy spells, the island city as well as suburbs hardly received any rainfall. In fact, the meteorological department's Santacruz observatory recorded no rainfall while Colaba recorded just 1mm of rain.
The change in weather also increased temperatures. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature at Colaba was 30.7 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius. At Santacruz, the maximum temperature was 28.4 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 23.9 degrees Celsius.
According to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a weakened offshore trough, also known as the monsoon current, resulted in the clear skies.
“The cyclonic circulation and strong winds have weakened and hence we expect a decrease in rainfall over Mumbai,” said VK Rajeev, director, IMD, western region.