Rainfall activity in Mumbai to pick up from Thursday

Rainfall activity in Mumbai to pick up from Thursday
IMD has forecast an increase in rainfall activity in Mumbai and adjoining areas from June 21 (Picture Courtesy: Yogesh Kamble)

The southwest monsoon, which weakened after remaining ‘very active’ during the first half of June, is expected to revive in the next four-five days, a meteorological department official has said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast one or two spells of rain in the next few days and an increase in rainfall activity in Mumbai and adjoining areas from June 21.

An IMD official said the “lull” in monsoon activity is normal.

The northern limit of the monsoon continues to pass through Thane (including Mumbai), Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara, and Bagdogra.

“The further advance of the southwest monsoon has weakened. It was very active until June 15, but there is a lull now. However, it is expected to revive in the next five-six days,” IMD Additional Director-General Mritunjay Mohapatra said.

Meanwhile, overcast conditions prevailed throughout the city on Sunday. The conditions brought some respite from the humid weather conditions as temperatures in the city dipped to 27.9 and 22.9 degrees Celcius during the day and night respectively.

The IMD’s daily weather report has stated that heavy rainfall was very likely to occur at isolated places in south Konkan and Goa on June 18 and June 19.

It also forecasted heavy rain at isolated places in south Konkan and Goa and south Madhya Maharashtra on June 20.

From June 21, heavy rains are likely to lash isolated places in south Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra, the IMD’s daily weather report said.

The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 29, three days ahead of its normal onset and, over the past a few days, it has battered parts of the western coast and the northeast.

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