Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai: The city woke up to sporadic spells of light showers for the fourth day in a row on
Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, south Mumbai recorded more rain than the suburbs as the Colaba weather observed 15.8mm rain as compared to only 0.6mm in the suburbs between 8.30am Monday and 8.30am Tuesday.
The thick cloud cover sustained the drop in temperature and there was hardly any sunshine. While the night temperatures were almost 2 degrees Celsius below normal, day temperatures were 5 degrees Celsius below normal levels.
While day temperatures recorded on Monday evening were 5 degrees Celsius below normal in both the city and suburbs, the night temperature recorded at 8.30am Tuesday morning was a degree Celsius below normal. Colaba recorded 24.5 degree Celsius, 0.6 degree Celsius below normal and Santacruz recorded 23.4 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degree Celsius below normal.
Since October 1, south Mumbai recorded more rain than the suburbs.While the Colaba weather station recorded 44.6mm rain, the one at Santacruz recorded only 16.4mm.
Weathermen predicted that the sky would be cloudy with heavy rain at isolated areas over the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, for the next two days.
“The upper air cyclonic circulation over interior Maharashtra still persists. It is pulling up moisture from the Arabian Sea. Moderate to heavy rain is expected to continue in Mumbai,” said Shubhangi Bhute, director, Regional Meteorological Centre, India Meteorological Department.
Meanwhile parts of north Marathwada and central Maharashtra recorded moderate rain in the last 24 hours with areas such Amravati, Yavatmal and Buldhana recording rainfall between 15mm and 20mm.