The India Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai and intense showers in neighbouring districts. The weather bureau forecasted that the maximum temperature in the city on Thursday will be 29°C, while the minimum temperature will be 24°C.
The IMD Mumbai in its weather forecast stated that the maximum temperature in Santacruz will be 28.9°C, while the minimum temperature will be 26.5°C. On the other hand, the maximum temperature in Colaba will be 29°C, while the minimum temperature will be 25.5°C.
Mumbai will witness cloudy sky with the possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall today, with a relative humidity of about 85% in Santacruz and 90% in Colaba. The air quality index (AQI) for PM2.5 pollutants – was 40 (Good) on Thursday morning.
A brown alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for Raigad, Nashik and Pune. Isolated places in Mumbai are likely to receive heavy rains, while neighbouring districts of Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri will witness more intense showers for the next 24 hours.
Incessant showers have been pummelling Mumbai and suburban areas since Wednesday morning. "Mumbai, western suburbs, parts of Thane and Navi Mumbai received more than 60 mm rainfall in the last six hours at 2.30 pm," tweeted K S Hosalikar, deputy director general of IMD Mumbai. Satellite and radar indicate intense clouding over North Konkan, he said. Raigad, Thane, Mumbai, Palghar and parts of South Gujarat are very likely to receive intermittent spells of rain, he added.