Light rains likely in Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai on Sunday, Dec 22
After December 5, Mumbai is set to witness another round of unseasonal rains over the weekend – over a month after weathermen officially declared the end of monsoon in the city.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai may witness light showers on Sunday, December 22 and cloudy skies are likely to prevail on Monday, December 23.
Nearby areas like Thane, Navi Mumbai, and Palghar will also see similar conditions. However, since the anticipated showers will be light and isolated in nature, they should not cause much distress.
Possibility of light rains over parts of Maharashtra on 22-23 Dec.
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Private weather forecasting agency Skymet, too, has said that rains would not be significant but clouding would persist which would bring down the day temperatures.
It has attributed the rains to the low-pressure area over the south-central Arabian Sea.
“These upcoming rains would be on account of a low-pressure area over south-central Arabian Sea. This may be far away from the Indian coast to have a direct impact but the outflow of this system is infusing humid winds over Konkan & Goa coast,” Skymet said.
The agency has also forecast a drop in daytime temperatures from Sunday.
“During this time of the year, Mumbai witnesses winds from the land, which are hot in nature that in turn leads to rise in day maximums. However, with these systems, winds pattern would change, which would be then blowing from sea. These winds would be cooler in nature and thus, we can expect a drop in day maximums by Sunday,” it said.
The minimum temperatures, meanwhile, have already dropped below normal as IMD’s Colaba and Santacruz observatories recorded temperatures of 22 and 21.4 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Thursday.
After a prolonged monsoon, Mumbai witnessed the first spell of unseasonal rain this month on December 5, when 1 mm rainfall was recorded.