Mumbai witnessed a post-monsoon thunderstorm starting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday. Depositing light to moderate showers across the city and suburbs. While more intense showers were felt around the same time in central Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Daytime temperature, meanwhile, continued to climb, touching 35.1°Celsius (C) on Wednesday, breaching last year’s record for the month. In October 2020, the city had recorded a maximum temperature of 35°C on the 10th, 28th, and 29th of the month. They recorded the highest October temperature at 36.5 °C in 2015. The city has recorded above normal daytime temperature for four straight days now. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the mercury remained at 34.5°C.
Meanwhile, they expect occasional thundershowers and moderate rain, along with partly cloudy skies to prevail till at least October 12. As per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) seven-day forecast for its monitoring station in Santacruz.
As forecast by the IMD earlier this week, the delayed withdrawal of the southwest monsoon began on Wednesday from some parts of India, including Gujarat and Rajasthan. While the monsoon is expected to withdraw entirely from north India in the next three to four days, it will linger over parts of central India and Maharashtra, including Mumbai, for about another week.
“The withdrawal of monsoon over the city still seems unlikely before October 15. Till then, post-monsoon showers will happen once in a while,” said the official.
Train services disrupted
On the trans-harbor railway route, electric supply disrupted the train services on the overhead wires near Airoli railway station on Wednesday evening. On the mainline, local train services were functional between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Kalyan. But the showers disrupted the train service between Kalyan and Karjat and Karjat and Kasara railway stations.
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