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As rain plays truant, Mumbaikars battle sultry weather

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mumbaikars are battling high in the wake of playing truant since yesterday even as Met officials today predicted thundershowers in the island city and suburbs for the next two days.

After witnessing heavy rainfall on June 9, the city has remained considerably dry.

As per a (IMD) prediction, "one or two spells of rain/thundershowers in the city and suburbs (are likely) for the next two days".

Earlier yesterday, the Met department downgraded its "heavy to very rainfall" warning for and suburbs.

The and Santacruz observatories of IMD respectively recorded 0.4 mm rainfall and "trace" (drizzling that can not be measured and only can be felt or traced) from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm today.

The maximum temperatures recorded by and observatories today were 33 degree Celsius and 33.1 degree Celsius, respectively, as per IMD.

The relative level also remained high with both the observatories recording 88 per cent and 77 per cent humidity, respectively.

The southwest officially arrived in and other parts of on June 9.

During the first rainfall of the season, suburban train services were disrupted due to water-logging on the tracks. The rain also delayed take-off and landing of flights at the city airport.

Two people were killed in rain-related incidents.

As per (BMC) officials, catchment areas of seven reservoirs that supply water to the city are dry.

"The catchment areas have remained quite dry so far, so there is no question of reservoirs getting filled. We have sufficient stock of water till July," said an of the hydraulic department of the BMC.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 21:00 IST