The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Mumbai and the Konkan region has brought some respite from the previously prevailing heat wave conditions.
According to today’s forecast, cloudy skies with moderate rain/thunderstorms are likely in the city and suburbs. In addition, there is a possibility of heavy rain in isolated places.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.25 meters was observed at 10:19 a.m. in Mumbai today. Additionally, a low tide of 1.88 meters is likely to occur at 4:09 p.m. today.
When there is a high tide during the rainy season, the flooded water from the city struggles to enter the seas. The low tide will help the city’s floodwaters find an outlet to enter the seas.
Mumbai recorded daytime highs of 30C and high humidity, at 87%, with intermittent showers and thunderstorms on Saturday.
The IMD announces the onset of the monsoon when 60 percent of accessible weather stations in the state record rainfall of 2.5 mm or more for two consecutive days. Technical parameters for the wind field and outgoing longwave radiation must also be met in conjunction with this burst of rainfall activity, the agency advises.
(To receive our electronic document daily on WhatsApp, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We allow sharing of the PDF of the document on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)