Wednesday also dry,Met says monsoon current weak

The city remained dry for the third consecutive day after the arrival of the south-west monsoon on Sunday,with the Met department’s Santacruz and Colaba stations recording no rainfall on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 21, 2012 12:23:59 am

The city remained dry for the third consecutive day after the arrival of the south-west monsoon on Sunday,with the Met department’s Santacruz and Colaba stations recording no rainfall on Wednesday. Weathermen have blamed the dry spell on a weak monsoon current.

On Sunday,the Santacruz weather station recorded 47.4 mm rainfall and Colaba,34.7 mm. However,the city has remained mostly dry since.

“After June 17,the monsoon current has gone weak. The trough off Maharashtra coast as well as the wind speed have weakened,” said V K Rajeev,director of weather forecast,India Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the Met department,only light showers are expected in the city till the weekend. “The weather models suggest the monsoon will pick up only after three to four days. Till then,there will only be passing showers in the city,” said Rajeev.

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