Monsoon arrives in Mumbai two days before onset date

The IMD also issuing an orange category (severe warning) alert for the entire Konkan coast for Saturday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had announced on Tuesday that the southwest monsoon is likely to arrive in the city on Wednesday, two days before its normal onset date of June 11.


Mumbai is expected heavy showers are expected in Mumbai for at least three days between Wednesday and June 14.


Along with that IMD also issuing an orange category (severe warning) alert for the entire Konkan coast for Saturday.


Seven-day weather forecast for Mumbai according to IMD is “generally cloudy sky with heavy rain” has been predicted till Saturday, after which the intensity of showers may reduce for a period.


IMD also forecast that “The conditions for the onset of monsoon have become very favourable over Mumbai and the larger Konkan area. If monsoon onset may happen within the next 24 hours.”

On Tuesday, Mumbai received 19.6mm of pre-monsoon rainfall as per data from IMD observatory in Santacruz. However, several other parts of the city had received as much as 40mm of rain, as per the municipal corporation’s data. Till Monday, Mumbai had received 136mm (27%) rain for the season, against the monthly average of 493.1mm.

 

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