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IMD withdraws rain prediction

Published : Jun 11, 2018, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Jun 11, 2018, 1:12 am IST

Rainfall activity is not expected to increase in coming days.

The city received an average of 134mm rainfall.
 The city received an average of 134mm rainfall.

Mumbai: After torrential rains on Saturday, the maximum city witnessed a rather dry spell with moderate rains recorded on Sunday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has withdrawn the heavy rains warning predicted for Mumbai till Monday, officials stated that the intensity of rain is expected to reduce.

According to IMD, Mumbai is likely to receive only light rain in few parts of the city and the rainfall activity is not expected to increase in coming days. “The monsoon current over Mumbai has slightly weakened. As there are no heavy spells expected for Mumbai in the next few days, we have withdrawn heavy rainfall warning,” said Ajay Kumar, senior scientist, IMD.

With the arrival of monsoon in the city, in the last 24-hours since 8 am on Saturday, Mumbai’s Colaba observatory recorded 164mm of rainfall, while Santacruz observatory recorded 100.1mm of rainfall. The city area of Mumbai received an average 134mm rainfall between 8 am and 9 pm on Saturday; followed by 87mm in the western suburbs and 54mm in the eastern suburbs. Areas like B ward, Parel, Dharavi and F South Ward received the highest rainfall during this period.

As per Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, the off-shore trough will extend from North Maharashtra to Kerala coast. Heavy to very heavy rains to occur over coastal parts of Maharashtra, Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala. Light to moderate rains may also occur over Telangana. Light rains are likely over rest of Southern Peninsula. Due to the advancement of southwest monsoon, light to moderate rains to occur over many places of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha.

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