Despite parts of the city witnessing light showers Saturday, the temperature remained slightly higher than the last few days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, has forecast rainshowers and thunderstorms for the next few days as receding monsoons continue.
After witnessing this November’s lowest temperatures on Friday at record 18.4 degrees Celsius, the city experienced a slight increase in the temperatures Saturday. The Santacruz observatory recorded the minimum temperature at 23.2 degrees, while the Colaba Observatory recorded 25.8 degrees Celsius.
“The temperature today (Saturday) is one or two degrees above normal,” said V K Rajeev, Director, IMD-Mumbai, adding that winters had not yet set in.
Weather predictions for the region suggest partly cloudy skies with rain and thundershower at a few places. The coming days will see the maximum and minimum temperatures to be around 36 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius, respectively.
According to IMD data, relative humidity of 81 per cent was recorded at Colaba and 50 per cent at Santacruz. Officials said the humidity was expected to remain higher in the coming days due to the light showers.
In October, the minimum temperature dropped to 19.7 degrees Celsius on October 30.