Monsoon may arrive in Mumbai by end of week: IMD

The city recorded pre-monsoon showers in various locations in the Mumbai on Monday.

Mumbai: Mumbaikars were in for a pleasant surprise on Monday when they witnessed pre-monsoon light showers in the morning and evening. According to weather experts, Konkan and Goa may also witness some showers, and the rains are likely to return to Mumbai over the upcoming days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the south-west monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on May 30 and hen after two or three days, it will hit Mumbai.

However, the weather bureau on Monday also added that only after the rains hit Kerala on Wednesday, it would be able to predict the exact date of its arrival in Mumbai.

The city recorded pre-monsoon showers in various locations in the Mumbai on Monday. The showers arrived a week earlier than last year. On Monday, pre-monsoon showers were witnessed in the morning and evening. The weather bureau said that South Mumbai, Central Mumbai, Borivali, Dahisar, Mulund, Belapur, Kalyan and Badlapur recorded light rain on Monday through out the day. “It has been very hot and humid in Mumbai over the last few days, and the light showers were a relief,” said a school teacher, Neha Singh (29).

Meanwhile, the temperatures in the day in both the suburbs and south Mumbai were close to normal as Mumbai recorded 33.8 degrees Celsius.

“Land heats up in the day and due which it rains heavily in the night. This is the pre-monsoon,” K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director general, India Meteorological Department told The Asian Age. Mr Hosalikar also said, “We are predicting that rain will hit Kerala in next two days, then we will able to get an idea about exact date of the monsoon in Mumbai. Currently, the conditions are good, and the monsoon will hit Kerala by the normal date.” Since 2003, IMD’s predictions on monsoon’s arrival in Kerala have been

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