Mumbai has been sweltering for the past few days with temperatures well above normal levels.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai and MMR will experience light drizzle and cloudy weather for two days, starting today, March 9. However, after that the weather will be clear and dry again.
This development is due to the interaction of a western disturbance with a trough (a mild form of low pressure area) running from the southeast Arabian Sea from the Kerala coast to the Konkan coast, said IMD officials.
The IMD forecast a 7-9% chance of rain in the early hours of Wednesday for Mumbai.
Hence, experts said Mumbai could see an increase in maximum and minimum temperature over the weekend.
As of Wednesday, March 9, IMD’s Santacruz Observatory marked the maximum temperature at 36.2 degrees Celsius, while Colaba Observatory recorded 33.6 degrees Celsius.
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The weather service has also forecast a yellow warning, which is a possibility of thunderstorms with light/moderate rain on March 10 and 11. Additionally, Pune experienced light showers last night, March 8.
Meanwhile, agricultural experts note that the off-season rains could prove to be a nightmare for the standing mango crop right now.
Meanwhile, earlier in early March, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the temperature would rise above average this summer in Mumbai.
After weeks of pleasant weather, a combination of humidity, low wind speeds and rising temperatures in Bombay was observed the first week of March.