Early morning rains take Mumbaikars by surprise

Apr 05, 2016, 10:10 IST | Sadaguru Pandit

It may be April, but Mumbaikars had to bring out their umbrellas again as rains hit city early on Tuesday morning. 

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As per reports, rains were witnessed in the suburbs of Borivli and Kandivli region at around 6:30 am. 

School children as well as office-goers were seen carrying umbrellas. 

Photos: Unseasonal showers take Mumbaikars by surprise

While Mumbaikars were taken by surprise by the light showers on Tuesday morning, the drizzle can also result in an increase in temperature, weather experts confirmed. However, momentary changes in climate and cloudy sky pleased Mumbaikars who took to social media to express themselves.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the light drizzle is a result of existing moisture in the climate and subsequent rise in temperature. “The showers were very light and were caused due to something which we call as wind discontinuity. The phenomenon is, as of now, similar from western peninsula to Vidarbha," said Rajiv Nair, Director IMD.

While the forecast mentions that the sky will remain cloudy, there is an expected increase in temperature, which could go up to as much as 33 degree Celsius. Some areas on Konkan coast are expected to get thunderstorms. At the same time light rains are expected to hit different parts of the city.

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