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Mumbai skies this week

The week began with hazy skies that turned ominous as the hours passed

Ockhi the cyclone that had wreaked havoc in Kerala , was inching its way up the coast and Mumbai was a likely target .

On Tuesday morning I woke up to a grey and gloomy sky with poor visibility. The whole day we sat waiting for the storm to break and looked out at the dark and silent city . Schools and colleges were shut, the trains were running slow and several offices in town shut early.

“Don’t worry,” my chicken seller assured me when I was getting ready to stock up on eggs and bread, “it will soon pass “.

I wondered how he knew with certainty but realised that he had a satellite picture that was doing the rounds on WhatsApp.

For once the Met Dept proved right and the storm did pass.

And the sun came out in Mumbai’s sky again !

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend .

Join me and other bloggers from around the world at #SkywatchFriday to see what’s happening in their skies.

Image of Bellybytes


A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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12 Responses

  1. arv! says:

    we too had some cyclone ockhi effect! I have posted picture of the same in my next post. will provide you with a link.

  2. Whew! So glad the storm passed you by. The sky certainly did look ominous! What Next? Help Shirley Decide

  3. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Frankly, I was quite excited about the impending cyclone! Sadly, all my hopes of seeing some action out there were crushed… 😛
    I did love the fact that the temperatures dipped to an all time low (by Mumbai standards) and it was a pleasant day. But, also glad that Mr. Sun came out and spread His warmth! 😛
    Great pictures, Sunita!
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    • Bellybytes says:

      Really? Aren’t you scared of the howling winds and falling trees? I must say you are brave . And yes I loved the pakora weather and the clear skies thanks to the storm that never happened

  4. Sunny and rainy Mumbai…I so miss this spirit in the city that has the most beautiful rain. Love the shots and reminds me of every moment in the city.

  5. Balaka Basu says:

    Lovely captures Sunita. Both the cloudy as well as clear sky. Ockhi did scare us, especially with schools shutting down there was bit of panic..but thankfully nothing happened.

  6. Modern Gypsy says:

    It’s scary, isn’t it – waiting for disaster to strike. Unsure of what will happen next. Of how it will shake up your world. Come to think of it, that’s quite the metaphor for life, too!
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  7. Glad it blew over – was bad enough with the rains, wasn’t it?

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