Weather experts have stated that Mumbai has been rain deficit by 10 per cent this monsoon.
Mumbai: With monsoon withdrawal, the temperature in Mumbai is likely to rem-ain warmer in coming days, said an Indian Met-eorological Depart-ment (IMD) official. Over the last 24 hours since Satu-rday, the Colaba and San-tacruz observatories recorded maximum temperatures at 36.6 and 37.2 degrees respectively. The temperatures are attributed to easterly winds.
“After the withdrawal of monsoon, the temperatures in the city are going to remain at 37 degrees. This is due to the dryness in the air and warmer easterly winds. However, it will start falling after two days,” said an IMD official. During last 24 hours since Saturday at 8.30 am, the minimum temperature in Mumbai was recorded at 25.3 degrees. The mercury at 37 degrees recorded this time was the second highest for the October month after 2015.
Weather experts have stated that Mumbai has been rain deficit by 10 per cent this monsoon. Among the four months since June, July was the only month where good rainfall activity was observed in the city. Also, the weather department stated that many districts saw a rain deficit this monsoon season.
Meanwhile, the state agricultural department stated that a report on assessment of water scarcity situation in Maharashtra, is expected to be finalised before October 13. Four parameters laid down by the union government will be analysed.