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Heat Wave Abates Mumbai, Light Rain Likely Till Weekend

March 16, 2023 1:24 PM |

Mumbai witnessed light rain and thunderstorm during late night and morning hours today.  Only trace of rainfall was recorded at airport observatory Santacruz and Colaba. More light showers are likely during late evening and night for the next 3 days. The weather activity will not be intense enough to cause any disruption and may rather remain patchy and fleeting in nature. 

It is rather unusual for Mumbai to have any rainfall in the month of March. It has rained only once in March 2015, in the last 11 years between 2011 and 2022. This year, the city experienced light rain on 06th and 07th March and again in the past 24 hours.  Measurable rainfall of 0.2mm was recorded on 08th morning at 8.30am. 

Earlier, the financial capital was reeling under heat wave  with day temperature breaching threshold mark of 37 degree celsius. Record observatory at Santacruz has measured maximum temperature of 35degree or more consistently between 02nd and 15th March 2023. In between, the city soared with record high of 39.3 degree on 06th March and a notch higher at 39.4 degree on 12th March. This also is the highest of this season so far. The coastal city has touched even 41degree  earlier in March 2011 and 2015. 

The good news is that heat is likely to abate, at least for the next few days. The day temperature is expected to plunge close to normal of 32-33 degree by this weekend.  The city may observe max of 35 degree today and dipping further by 2-3 degree later.  

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