Chances of rain today: Met

Despite an overcast sky and indications of rain on Thursday,the Met department said there was only a slight chance for rain in the city on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Published:April 20, 2012 12:31 am

Despite an overcast sky and indications of rain on Thursday,the Met department said there was only a slight chance for rain in the city on Friday.

Grey skies and clouds have been observed in the city since the beginning of the week. “There has been a lot of clouding over the Arabian Sea due to moisture availability caused by heating of the sea,which is normal during this season. Part of that cloud has come over land,” said VK Rajeev,director of weather forecast,India Meteorological Department(IMD).

The Met department on Wednesday evening had issued a forecast of ‘possibility of light rain’ for Thursday. However,no rain was recorded. “Even though other parts like Pune and Mahabaleshwar have received rain,there is only a slight chance of light rain in the city on Friday,” Rajeev said.

Temperatures rose slightly on Thursday with Colaba recording 33.6°C as compared to the previous day’s 32.2 °C while Santacruz recorded 33.5°C ,up from 33 °C . Humidity levels were high with the island city recording 89 per cent and the suburbs recording 75 per cent at 5.30 pm on Thursday.

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