Monsoon may hit city by Monday: IMD

South-west monsoon further advanced towards Mumbai and may arrive in the city by Monday,Met officials have said.

Written by Express News Service | Published:June 17, 2012 2:58 am

South-west monsoon further advanced towards Mumbai and may arrive in the city by Monday,Met officials have said.

“Conditions are favourable for monsoon to cover Mumbai by Sunday or Monday,” said NYP Apte,Deputy Director General of Meteorology,IMD,Mumbai.

The offshore trough extends from the Gujarat coast to the Kerala coast and there is an upper air cyclonic circulation over northeast Arabian Sea,said the IMD statement.

Meanwhile,there were indications on Saturday of heavy pre-monsoon showers in many parts of the city. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) data,in the 24 hours between Friday evening and Saturday evening,parts of the island city and eastern suburbs received rainfall with Babulnath Mandir recording 35.04 mm and Mulund 32.26 mm. Other areas that received significant rain were Masjid Bunder with 28.68 mm,Thane with 26.14 mm,Backbay Colaba with 23.37 mm,Milan Subway and Domestic airport with 19.55 mm and Mankhurd with 18.27 mm.

Maximum temperature fell on Saturday with Santacruz recording 33.2 degrees,down from 34.6 degrees the previous day,and Colaba recording 32.1 degrees,down from 32.4 degrees. The relative humidity was 92 percent in Colaba and and 87 percent in Santacruz at 5.30 pm Saturday. The Met department expects a few spells of rain or thundershowers to occur in parts of the city and the suburbs on Sunday.

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