Mumbai rains not here to stay, morning showers a one-off
After witnessing a prolonged monsoon, extending all the way till late November, Mumbai woke up to another rainy day on Thursday, December 5.
Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed light showers earlier today. In the three-hour period between 5:30 am and 8:30 am, both Santacruz and Colaba observatories recorded 1 mm of rainfall.
Although the rains have come to a halt around noon, the sky has remained cloudy since early morning. Similar conditions are prevailing over Thane and Navi Mumbai too.
According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet, the rains are attributed to the deep depression over the East-Central Arabian Sea, which currently lies 690 km West-Southwest of Mumbai and 620 km west of Goa.
The system will continue to remain a deep depression in the coming 12 hours and may weaken thereafter, Skymet said.
Therefore, the city may see cloudy and overcast conditions throughout the day, along with short and sporadic spells of rainfall till the wee hours of Friday. The rains, fortunately, will not be intense enough to cause any major water logging or flooding.
However, the prevailing conditions may lower the temperature and result in more pleasant weather conditions in Mumbai.
Cloudy sky over Coastal and Madhya Maharashtra, with isolated stations reporting light rains/drizzle pic.twitter.com/6iDFxOsxsN
— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) December 5, 2019
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), meanwhile, has also detected the presence of another low-pressure system in the South-Western Arabian Sea, which has intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Pawan’ during the early hours on Thursday.
The system will not affect the city’s weather conditions as it is far from India and is likely to move North-Northwest towards the coasts of Yemen and Somalia in the next 48-72 hours.