Mumbai, November 5: Mumbaikars finally got some respite from scorching heat after the temperature in several areas in the city dropped considerably on Sunday. The city has been witnessing a spike in temperature since the start of October. Reports inform that on Sunday, the maximum temperatures in the city dropped to about 35.1 degree Celsius while some parts experienced light showers. According to a report by TOI, though there was some respite from the rising heat, the minimum temperatures remained high at 27.4 C.
The report states that on Saturday, the maximum temperature of the city touched 37.6 C, which made it the all-time highest reading for November. The maximum temperatures recorded by Colaba and Santacruz observatories on Sunday were 33.7 C and 35.1 C respectively while the minimum temperatures were 24.8 C and 27.4 C respectively. In October, the city witnessed a rise in temperatures, commonly referred to as "October heat" in the metropolis. Rains Lash Several Areas in Mumbai, Brings Respite From October Heat.
As the temperature dropped on Sunday, Mumbai’s air quality too improved, giving its people some fresh air to breathe. The SAFAR recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 97, which is close to good. As per air quality index, an AQI of under 100 is considered good.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have predicted light rain and thundershowers in parts of Mumbai for Monday. KS Hosalikar, deputy director general of meteorology was quoted in the report saying that local thunderstorm warnings have been issued for south Konkan and parts of Madhya Maharashtra as convection is seen.