Mumbai Weather: City witnesses unseasonal rainfall even as AQI remains 'poor'

Mumbai Weather: City witnesses unseasonal rainfall even as AQI remains 'poor'

On Thursday morning, the city's temperature stood at 27 degrees Celsius while the humidity was 82%.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:56 PM IST
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Mumbai residents can expect cloudy skies for the rest of the week, as per the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre's (RMC) prediction.

The RMC has predicted that Mumbai will witness rain or thundershowers towards afternoon or evening on Thursday.

On Thursday, Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra reported light showers.

The rains come after the city earlier this week recorded the season's highest temperature - 39.4 degrees Celsius - yet, and at a time when the state has been witnessing a spike in influenza cases and viral infections.

On Thursday morning, the city's temperature stood at 27 degrees Celsius while the humidity was 82%. On Thursday, Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra reported light showers.

Earlier on Monday night, a few areas of Mumbai, including Andheri, Borivali, and Parel, witnessed light rain.

According to senior IMD officials, the rain was caused by the interaction of dry and wet wind.

Mumbai Weather

IMD said that on Thursday the city and suburbs will witness rain or thundershowers towards afternoon or evening. Maximum & minimum temperatures likely to be around 34 degrees Celsius & 22 degrees Celsius.

Poor' air quality

As per SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), Mumbai's AQI was at 273 as of 8 am on Thursday, putting it in the 'poor' category. The PM2.5 and PM10 levels stood at 273 and 169 units, respectively.

AQI of different areas in Mumbai

Colaba: 310 AQI Very Poor

Mazgaon: 225 AQI Poor

Worli: 306 AQI Very Poor

Sion: 187 AQI Poor

Malad: 280 AQI Poor

Mulund: 200 AQI Moderate

Navi Mumbai: 305 AQI Very Poor

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