Blame trough for patchy showers in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai

Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 9:29am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Parts of Mumbai witnessed bursts of heavy rainfall on Wednesday, along with grey skies and dense clouds during the day. South Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and northern outskirts of the city saw short, dense showers throughout the day.

“Even though it has been cloudy, the weather has been cooler the last couple of days. It was very pleasant on Wednesday and felt as though it was just about to rain, almost all day,” said Shantenu Tilwankar, a Navi Mumbai resident.

The Regional Meteorology department attributes this monsoon-like weather to a trough, which is a low pressure area, along the west coast. “The low pressure trough travelling from the Lakshadweep to Maharashtra still persists, causing the periodic cloudiness and bursts of rainfall.

Even the temperatures have been a little above normal, along with high humidity levels. It is likely to clear up within a few days,” said VK Rajiv, director, India Meteorological Department (Mumbai).

Mumbai does not witness a distinct winter due to its proximity to the coast, but the few changes that we see in the weather usually set in by the first week of December. “We might be able to see these winter conditions by next week,” Rajiv added.

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