City receives moderate rainfall
After four days of scant rainfall, the city received moderate showers on Thursday.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control cell, the city received an average rainfall of 7.66mm on Thursday, significantly more than Wednesday’s average of 0.4mm. Dadar received the maximum rainfall of 27.2mm between 9am and 7pm on Thursday.
Based on the data from the India Meteorological Department, the rainfall deficit in the city increased from 51% to 53.86% while in the suburbs, it increased from 24% to 28%. The state’s rainfall deficit stands at 20%.
IMD Officials said that as the north Konkan area is expected to receive heavy rain, the city may receive heavy showers in the next 24 hours.
“With the off-shore trough and monsoon current strengthening, the city can expect heavy showers over the next two days. From the eastern side, a low-pressure area developing over the Bay of Bengal might also help bring rain to the city,” said NY Apte, deputy director-general, IMD, western region.
In Colaba, the maximum temperature on Thursday was 29.2 degree Celsius and the minimum was 27 degree Celsius. In Santacruz, the maximum temperature was 30.3 degree Celsius and the minimum was 26.9 degree Celsius. The relative humidity in Colaba and Santacruz was 92% and 81% respectively.