Mumbai weather update: First in July, no rain warning for the city | Photo by BL Soni
India’s Metrological Department (IMD) has declared a “green alert” (no rain warning) on Saturday and Sunday over Mumbai for the first time since the start of this month due to a gradual decrease in rainfall intensity. . The city has been on orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain) most days since July 1.
Sushma Nair, Head of IMD Colaba, said: “Favorable monsoon systems over Mumbai, including trough and low pressure near Odisha, were the reasons for heavy rainfall in the city due to which the orange, yellow and red alert (these alerts range from moderate to extremely heavy rainfall) have been issued for Mumbai over the past few days since July 1, however, these favorable systems are now moving away from the city which will cause a decrease in rainfall intensity over the coming week – hence a green alert has been declared for Mumbai from now on.
“Favorable monsoon conditions continue to change, which we are monitoring and, accordingly, we are declaring the rain warnings for citizens,” the official added.
The IMD forecast cloudy skies with light to moderate rain in the city and suburbs for the next 48 hours as well as strong winds that are expected to continue.
On Friday, the minimum temperature recorded in Santacruz was 25.0°C and the maximum was 27.8°C, as well as the relative humidity of 92%. While Colaba experienced a minimum temperature of 25.0°C and a maximum temperature of 27.8°C with a relative humidity of 93%.
Meanwhile, due to high-speed winds, the city also had a good air day on Friday. According to data from System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Mumbai recorded a good air quality index (AQI) on Friday with an AQI of 19, while other cities like Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad have recorded an AQI of 24, 19 and 22 respectively.
The lower the AQI value, the cleaner the air, while a high AQI indicates a high level of air pollution and health problems.
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