Mumbai: Rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas this morning, bringing respite from the sweltering warmth. The climate division stated that pre-monsoon showers have arrived within the area.
As per the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai, as much as 30 mm rainfall was recorded in areas like Malvani, Borivali and Dahisar in Mumbai until 11 am.
On Saturday, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) had confirmed the arrival of the south-west monsoon in Maharashtra, when it had reached as much as Harnai port in coastal Ratnagiri district. However, regardless of beneficial circumstances, the monsoon is but to achieve to Mumbai.
When contacted by news company PTI, Shubhangi Bhute, director on the RMC Mumbai, termed the current rainfall within the metropolis as “convective precipitation”.
“You possibly can observe that there’s thunder, lightning and a relentless variation within the depth of the showers. You possibly can name it pre-monsoon showers, however definitely not the south-west monsoon,” she stated.
“These are not any indications of onset of the monsoon right here as but,” the official stated.
“There must be much less variation and rains need to be widespread (to be known as as monsoon showers). Aside from Mumbai, there ought to be rains over central Maharashtra additionally. Then solely we will determine it because the south-west (SW) monsoon,” she stated.
The official additional stated going by the current observations, the south-west monsoon onset in Mumbai could possibly be declared after a few days – by June 10.
“There’s additionally an off-shore trough within the Arabian Sea, however it’s weak. Had it been sturdy, it might have helped within the development of the monsoon,” she stated.
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