City to see lull in monsoon activity, no sign of retreat

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared the possibility of a decrease in rainfall intensity over the coming week. The Konkan belt, including Mumbai, received a green alert (no rain warning) from Monday. However, the IMD assured that the monsoon has not yet receded.

The city has witnessed continuous moderate downpours as well as intense bouts over the past two weeks in Mumbai, Thane and adjoining areas due to cyclonic circulation. This favorable monsoon condition is likely to decrease.

“The weather over the coming week will start to get drier and the intensity of the rain will decrease. The moderate showers the city is currently experiencing will continue mostly for the next 48 hours, but will see a gradual lessening,” according to the head of IMD, Sushma Nair.

“However, it does not mean that the monsoon is retreating because usually the monsoon retreat starts from Rajasthan and then the rest of the country follows. The monsoon retreat has not yet started in Rajasthan, we don’t have therefore not yet declared a monsoon retreat for the city of Mumbai,” the official added.

On Sunday, the minimum temperature recorded in Santacruz was 23.8°C and the maximum was 30.4°C. The recorded relative humidity was 95%. Colaba experienced a minimum temperature of 24.2°C and a maximum temperature of 30.2°C with a relative humidity of 90%.

The city also had a good air day on Sunday due to rains and fast winds.

According to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Mumbai recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 10 on Sunday, while other cities like Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad recorded an AQI of 34. , 22 and 42 respectively.

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