Despite the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting pre-monsoon showers for Mumbai for the next two days, Mumbaikars woke up to sunnier and humid morning on Friday.
However, IMD in its 24-hour forecast has predicted a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of light to moderate rainfall or thundershowers on Friday.
Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz observatory on Thursday recorded the maximum temperature at 33.7 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25.4 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius.
The IMD on Thursday said that several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, are expected to receive pre-monsoon showers of varied intensity in the next 48 hours.
According to the IMD's regional forecast, widespread rains will lash Mumbai and the entire coast of Maharashtra till Saturday.
"The present weather conditions are likely to bring showers in various parts of the state, with varied intensity. The trough (a type of low-pressure area) from cyclonic circulation over east-central Arabian Sea and neighbourhood to north Konkan has become less marked," the IMD said.
It could bring widespread showers to central Maharashtra, covering districts from Nandurbar to Solapur. Scattered and isolated showers are likely to hit the Marathwada and Vidarbha region as well in the next 48 hours, the IMD said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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