Unseasonal light showers of rain were recorded on Tuesday in parts of the city while Navi Mumbai experienced heavy showers in the evening. Officials of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast rain and thundershowers for the next 48 hours in the city.
While Colaba and Ghatkopar experienced light showers on Tuesday, neither the civic body nor the IMD stations recorded rainfall.
The showers have been attributed to an upper air circulation over Gujarat. “The upper air circulation has brought in moisture. Besides Mumbai, parts of interior Maharashtra received heavy rainfall,” said VK Rajeev, IMD Mumbai director.
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The relative humidity at Santacruz on Tuesday was 62 per cent, and relative humidity at Colaba was 66 per cent.
The showers cooled the city, with Santacruz recording a maximum temperature of 31.8 degrees Celsius, and Colaba recording a maximum temperature of 33.4 degrees Celsius.
On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was 23.2 degrees Celsius at Santacruz, while at Colaba, it was 25.6 degrees Celsius.