Winter showers had been reported throughout Mumbai and neighbouring areas late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Cloudy climate and light-weight rainfall are more likely to proceed until Saturday, mentioned the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
Isolated winter showers had been reported in Kurla, Mahalaxmi, Borivali, Kandivali and Bandra. Neighbouring areas comparable to Thane, Dombivali and Badlapur additionally noticed remoted spells of rain on Thursday night and Friday morning. IMD attributed the unseasonal rain to a trough alongside the coast of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
“Mumbai woke up to cloudy skies and rainfall in some parts. Under the influence of a trough in low level easterlies from Karnataka coast to Maharashtra coast in lower tropospheric levels, isolated to scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places is very likely over Maharashtra during the next two days,” mentioned KS Hosalikar, deputy director basic of western area, IMD.
Both Santacruz and Colaba stations of IMD recorded a rainfall of 0.2mm every. Ratnagiri noticed rainfall of 0.4mm.
Meanwhile, minimal temperatures had been barely larger than that recorded on Thursday. Santacruz recorded a minimal temperature of 23.four levels Celsius, which was 5.9 levels above regular and Colaba recorded 23 levels Celsius, which was 3.four levels above regular.
The air high quality in Mumbai remained within the very poor class on Friday morning with air high quality index (AQI) — a pollutant measuring indicator — of 313. The AQI was calculated by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) as the typical of indices recorded at ten places within the metropolis and suburbs. SAFAR categorises AQI ranges for PM2.5 within 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.
Navi Mumbai reported the worst air of the 10 stations with an AQI of 329, which was carefully adopted by Borivali with an AQI of 326.
“As winter conditions persist, a low dispersion of pollutant particles in the air is seen. This is why the air quality is in the very poor category,” mentioned a spokesperson from SAFAR.
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