"For the first time this season, the Santacruz observatory recording below 15°C. No large change expected in the next 24 hours, thereafter there will be a gradual rise," said a senior scientist from the Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai.
Mumbai's two representative observatories— Colaba (city) and Santacruz (suburban) recorded minimum temperatures of 17°C and 15°C respectively, 3 degrees below their normal values. Hill stations Matheran (17°) and Mahabaleshwar (14.9°), popular hill stations close to the island city saw similar temperatures as well.
Earlier, rainfall of 331.8 mm in Mumbai-Colaba and 162.3 mm in Mumbai-Santacruz was released between August 5, 8.30 am and August 6, 8.30 am, said IMD in a tweet.
According to the BMC, water receded in most of the city and suburbs, except in some areas of south Mumbai.
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Intermittent rain and thundershowers likely to occur in city & suburbs. Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at many places, said IMD in its forecast for next 24 hours.
The district disaster management control (DDMC) said that heavy rains lashed parts of Thane and Palghar districts till early hours of Friday. Although no casualties were reported during the downpour that began late on Thursday night, low-lying areas in the districts witnessed water-logging, a DDMC report stated.
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