The Indian Meteorological Department, better known as the Weather Bureau has indicated that the state could experience rainfall in the next few days.
It will drizzle on 14 and 15 March in South India, Central Maharashtra, Marathwada, and Vidarbha. Mumbai city is likely to experience cloudy weather.
A few days ago, day temperatures had risen in Mumbai but have dipped again. “Barring a few places, day temperatures have risen in the Konkan region whereas, in Central Maharashtra, night temperatures have fallen. In Vidarbha and Marathwada, day tempertaures have fallen,” said Dr Krishna Hosalikar, director, IMD.
The northerly winds in the interiors of Gujarat have been contributing to the dipping temperatures in Mumbai, say weather bureau officials. Maximum temperatures have been in the range of 32 to 33 degrees Celsius in the last few days, while minimum temperatures have been hovering between 15 and 21 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai itself may not experience rainfall, but the cloudy skies themselves could offer welcome respite from the relentless heat, that's a sure precursor of a scorching summer.