Mumbaikars woke up to overcast skies on Wednesday morning even as parts of the city witnessed rainfall the night before.
Although the intensity of the rainfall was very light, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials claim that the quantity was also below the measurable limit.
As per IMD's forecast, light rains are expected in the city over the next 72 hours, between March 15-17. The weather conditions are likely to provide some respite from the heat.
On Tuesday, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 36.8 degrees Celsius while the coastal observatory at Colaba recorded a maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius, both four degrees above normal.
The city sizzled on Sunday after recording a maximum temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius, which was the highest maximum temperature recorded across India on the day.
'Poor' air quality
As per SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), Mumbai's AQI was at 225 as of 9 am on Wednesday, putting it in the 'poor' category. The PM2.5 and PM10 levels stood at 225 and 154 units, respectively.
IMD said that the city and suburbs will see partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Maximum & minimum temperatures likely to be around 35oC & 23oC.
AQI of different areas in Mumbai
Colaba: 310 AQI Very Poor
Mazgaon: 176 AQI Moderate
Worli: 139 AQI Moderate
Sion: 187 AQI Poor
Malad: 280 AQI Poor
Mulund: 159 AQI Moderate
Navi Mumbai: 305 AQI Very Poor
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