Weathermen stated that moderate rains could be expected in the next 24 hours in Mumbai along with thundershowers.
Mumbai: Despite the onset of Monsoon in Mumbai, a major part of the city still remains dry, as light rains have been limited to suburbs only. However, Mumbai is likely to witness an increase in rainfall from Friday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
In the last 24 hours since Wednesday, the Colaba observatory recorded 43.8 mm of rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory recorded only 4.1mm of rain. Weathermen stated that moderate rains could be expected in the next 24 hours in Mumbai along with thundershowers.
“As of now, the intensity of rains in Mumbai is slow, however the pace is likely to increase by Friday. Apart from Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Palghar and adjoining areas are also likely to witness good spell of rain,” said an IMD official.
According to Skymet Weather, intensity of Mumbai rains would be on peak on June 29, following which, it would start receding but light to moderate rains would continue. On and off rains would continue till July 4.
The interiors of Maharashtra including Vengurla, Ratnagiri, Akola among others recorded rainfall upto 150mm since Wednesday.
“These rains are a result of an offshore Trough, extending from Maharashtra coast up to the Kerala coast. Another feeble Trough is extending from East Uttar Pradesh up to Marath-wada across Vidarbha. As these Troughs will remain prominent over the region for some more time, rainfall activities will increase in Mumbai,” read the report by Skymet Weather.
Since June 1, the Colaba and Santacruz observatories have recorded rainfall upto 178.8mm and 183.6mm respectively. Due to the truant of continuous rains in Mumbai since the arrival of Monsoon, the humidity levels in the city have been recorded on higher side at 95 percent.