A day after Mumbai recorded temperature higher than last year’s highest October temperature, the city continued to be on the boil on Thursday with mercury two to three degrees above normal. Mumbai recorded a maximum of 34.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
The weather department, however, said the city is likely to experience a spell or two of rain or thundershowers on Friday. A similar weather is expected to continue till Monday in Mumbai. According to the weather department, the monsoon has not yet bid adieu to the city.
“Mumbai is also expected to witness a few spells of light to moderate rain from October 7 onward. The rainfall intensity may increase on October 9 and 10. During that time, intense showers for short duration are expected over many parts,” predicted Skymet Weather. On Wednesday, the city recorded maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius, which was higher than last year’s maximum October temperature of 35.5 degrees Celsius.
Expressing dipleasure over rising temperatures, Harshika Dalal, who works at an MNC in BKC, said, “After the pleasant weather for so many months, the sweltering heat felt like summer is back. Hopefully the temperatures will come down after Diwali.”
Other parts of the state are also likely to receive rainfall in the coming days. “By October 7 and 8, almost all the districts of Maharashtra will begin to receive light to moderate rain and thundershowers. These rains will be mostly for short durations. One or two intense showers are also possible but heavy to very heavy rains have been ruled out from the region,” predicted Skymet Weather.