Mumbai cools down as mercury dips 6 C

Jun 07, 2012, 06:39 IST | A correspondent

It'S almost that time of the year when the umbrellas and raincoats that were in storage are dusted out, as the pre-monsoon showers are here. And yesterday was every Mumbaikar's dream day as they got respite from the hot and humid conditions as the temperature dipped by 6 C.

Colaba, which had recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6°C on Tuesday, witnessed a steep dip in temperatures when the maximum was recorded at 29.6°C. Santacruz too experienced more pleasant weather where the maximum temperature was recorded at 28.8°C. 

Ready for the rains: People rush to buy umbrellas as the pre-monsoon showers hit the city. Pic/Nimesh Dave

“These are favourable conditions and the southwest monsoon winds have further advanced into most parts of the Central Arabian Sea, Goa, some parts of south Konkan and some parts of Karnataka. The pre-monsoon showers will continue to pour for the next two days and the temperatures are further expected to reduce by one degree,” said VK Rajeev, regional director, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai.

And even though the Colaba division experienced no rainfall, the Santacruz area witnessed traces of rain in some areas. “Heavy rains were witnessed by the Konkan,” added Rajeev. According to the weather officials, the temperature will fluctuate between 32°C and 28° C in the next 24 hours. 

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