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Humidity increases in Mumbai amidst scattered downpour

Earlier on Thursday, April 29, the India Meteorological Department predicted a severe weather alert for Maharashtra over the next four days.

Humidity increases in Mumbai amidst scattered downpour
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The Konkan coast, including Mumbai, has been experiencing high humidity and rainfall for the last few days with an incessant downpour across some places.

As a result, humidity in Mumbai rose by 4 to 5 per cent on Thursday, April 29, due to increased minimum temperature and stable maximum temperature.

The minimum temperature in Mumbai has risen since Monday, April 26, whereas the maximum temperature remained stable at 27 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the humidity increased. According to reports, the humidity level was at 66 per cent in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, rising to 71 per cent on Thursday. Meanwhile, Colaba recorded 76 per cent humidity on Wednesday which rose to 81 per cent on Thursday.

However, the maximum temperature in Mumbai did not rise much. In Ratnagiri, however, there was a decline. The maximum temperature at Ratnagiri on Wednesday was 36.6 degrees Celsius. It dropped to 34.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The maximum temperature at Alibag also dropped, with the mercury dropping from 35.1 degrees Celsius to 33.1 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the humidity levels also dropped by 2 to 3 degrees in both places.

On the other hand, earlier on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a severe weather alert for Maharashtra over the next four days, with parts of Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha likely to receive heavy showers and hailstorms.

A spokesperson with IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Mumbai cautioned that thunderstorm activity in interior Maharashtra will likely intensity between April 29 and May 2. “Thunderstorm with lightning, rain and gusty winds,” are to be expected in these regions.

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