Mumbai is likely to get a significant relief from the sweltering heat that had taken over the city for the past couple of days as rains made a comeback on early Wednesday morning.
With about a couple of weeks left for the monsoon to withdraw from Maharashtra, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has suggested that a thundershower is likely to occur in the city towards Wednesday and Thursday evening or night.
With Wednesday’s showers, according to SkyMet Weather, temperatures will drop in Mumbai and a few good spells of rain will occur during next two to three days from Tuesday. A trough’s formation and its extension from North Madhya Maharashtra to Southeast Arabian Sea across Konkan and Goa is mainly behind the change in climate.
SkyMet Weather has also predicted a rainy week for Pune, Nagpur and Nashik along with Mumbai. Ahmednagar, Satara, Kolhapur, Parbhani may also get to see some good rains.
Hot weather had taken over Mumbai for the last few days. On Monday, Santacruz had recorded a maximum temperature of 35.5 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature recorded at Colaba was 33.4 degree Celsius.
“Easterly winds over Central India have the temperatures rising in the city. Due to the easterly, sea breeze sets in late, spiking temperatures,” KS Hosalikar, IMD’s deputy director general (western region) was quoted as saying.
Maharashtra is among the states prone to rainfall deficiency this year. IMD state rainfall map has suggested that 14 districts of the 36 in Maharashtra are prone to face rainfall deficiency.Eleven districts, including Sindhudurg, Nandurbar, Aurangabad and Parbhani, have shown less than normal rain this season. Three districts in central Maharashtra — Jalgaon, Kolhapur and Sangli — are currently deficient.