Light showers likely in Mumbai, adjoining areas

Light showers likely in Mumbai, adjoining areas
The metropolitan region may receive light showers due to the development of an upper air trough, which will subsequently weaken and lead to a rise in mercury levels (Picture: KS Hosalikar/IMD)

Despite the recent onset of summer, parts of Mumbai and Maharashtra are likely to receive light showers in the coming days, weather experts have said.

According to Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, dry winds are prevailing over the entire Maharashtra region currently.

However, during coming period, an upper air trough will be developing over coastal areas of South Gujarat and adjoining areas coastal Maharashtra.

“Due to this trough, clouding is expected to increase over Mumbai city and adjoining areas, which may result in very light rain for short period over Mumbai and its suburbs such as Thane, Kalyan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Sanpada and Virar,” Skymet said.

According to data from the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), the city’s maximum and minimum temperatures have been hovering around the 32 and 20 degrees Celcius mark since the last few days despite the transition from winter to summer.

However, once the trough weakens after a 24 hour period, dry and warm weather conditions will prevail over the city and adjoining regions. Subsequently, the clouding will decrease and temperatures will start to rise.

The air quality, which is currently at ‘satisfactory’ levels across most parts of the city like Colaba, Worli, BKC, Chembur & Andheri, will also worsen with an impending increase in moisture.

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