‘The season is to officially start by March 10-15 and this rains might delay the process.’
Supply to city will be affected, prices likely to shoot up.
This is the first time since 2004 that rainfall deficiency has been recorded in both south-west and north-east monsoon seasons.
While the first week of November recorded a total of 41 dengue cases, it fell below 30 cases in the third week.
Depression likely to form over Bay of Bengal in next 48 hours, could trigger fog and smog.
Weather data transferred via software will be available at all air traffic control towers.
Installations like 1200 MW Kutch wind park of Suzlon Group at Changdai are likely to be in the way of the cyclonic storm.
Cyclone ‘Nilofar’ comes just weeks after cyclone ‘Hudhud’ which hit the Eastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
October is a month when seasonal changes occur and is a favourable time for cyclone development, said IMD officials.
the suburbs recorded 97.87 per cent of annual normal rainfall, with Colaba observatory recording 2,135 mm rainfall and Santacruz receiving 2,300 mm.
Its speed is now limited to 100-110 kmph, said M Mahapatra, scientist at the Cyclone Warning Division of IMD.
For the second successive day, Katra received more than 20 cm rainfall in 24 hours.
Last year, up to August 31, Colaba had received 2,220 mm rainfall and Santacruz 2,598 mm.
The rain, however, brought with it the perennial problem of water logging in many areas.
Heavy rain also led to five instances of minor ceiling, wall and slab collapses in various parts of Mumbai.