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Mumbai witnesses post-monsoon thundershowers; temperature continues to rise

On Wednesday, October 6, the daytime temperature in the city was 35.1 degrees breaking last year's record for October month.

Mumbai witnesses post-monsoon thundershowers; temperature continues to rise
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The city, on Tuesday, October 5, experienced a post-monsoon thunderstorm starting from 5.30 PM. Central Mumbai and Navi Mumbai experienced more intense showers around the same time.

As per reports, on Wednesday, October 6, the daytime temperature in the city was 35.1 degrees breaking last year's record for October month. Reportedly, on 10th, 28th, and 29th October 2020, Mumbai recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees.

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For the past four consecutive days, Mumbai has experienced above the normal daytime temperature, according to the reports. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature touched 34.5 degrees Celsius. While addressing the media, a spokesperson with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that it is unlikely that the mercury will fall below 35°C over the next week unless the daytime showers break the heat. 

According to the IMD's seven-day forecast, the city is likely to witness occasional thundershowers and moderate rain, along with partly cloudy skies till at least October 12. It is unlikely that the withdrawal of rains would take place in the city before October 15, said an official. Until then post-showers will continue to take place once in a while.

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