Light overnight drizzle recorded in and around Mumbai – mumbai news

Light spells of rain had been reported overnight throughout Mumbai and its neighbouring areas late Monday night time and early Tuesday morning. Cloudy skies continued to scale back visibility owing to a cyclonic circulation spreading from Punjab to the Arabian Sea.

Parts of Mulund, Vikhroli and Thane noticed gentle drizzle early Tuesday morning, in line with the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD has predicted that south Konkan, south-central Maharashtra and some areas of Marathwada are prone to see thunderstorm and gentle rainfall for the following 4 to 5 days. However, Mumbai is predicted to see cloudy skies however no vital rainfall is predicted over this era.

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“An active Western Disturbance lies as a middle and upper level cyclonic circulation over central Pakistan and neighbouring areas with its induced cyclonic circulation over southwest Rajasthan and its neighbourhood at lower levels. A north-south zone of wind confluence continues to exist from north Punjab to northeast Arabian Sea, with strong interaction between the southwesterlies in association with the above Western Disturbance and lower level moist southeasterlies,” stated KS Hosalikar, deputy director normal of western area, IMD.

Colaba recorded a minimal temperature of 21.5 levels Celsius, which was 2.2 levels above regular. Santacruz recorded a minimal temperature of 20.5 levels Celsius, which was 3.4 levels above regular.

Air high quality continued to stay poor on Monday with an total air high quality index (AQI)—a pollutant measuring indicator—of 252 (poor). The AQI was calculated by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar) as the common of indices recorded at 10 areas in town and suburbs. Safar categorises AQI ranges for PM2.5 in the 0-50 vary nearly as good; 51-100 as passable; 101-200 as reasonable; 201-300 as poor; 301-400 as very poor and above 400 as extreme.

Of the ten stations at which the air high quality was measured, Mazagaon breathed the worst air with an AQI of 323 (very poor) adopted by Navi Mumbai the place the AQI measured 306 (very poor).

“AQI of Mumbai for Monday was poor because of low dispersion, while the change in wind direction will increase the amount of clean marine air leading to poor to moderate AQI for Mumbai for the next two days,” stated a spokesperson from Safar.


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