Light to moderate precipitation or thunderstorms in isolated places likely today, according to IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday in its 24-hour forecast predicted episodes of light to moderate rain or thunderstorms in isolated places in the city and suburbs.

According to data shared by BMC, the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 1.53mm, 0.96mm and 0.58mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.48 meters is expected at 11:43 am in Mumbai. In addition, a low tide of 0.50 meters is likely to occur at 5:45 p.m. today.

When there is a high tide during the rainy season, it becomes difficult for the flooded waters to recede. The low tide helps the city’s floodwaters find an outlet to enter the seas.

IMD said conditions remain favorable as the southwest monsoon retreat begins to parts of northwest India from Wednesday.

The monsoon retreat from southwestern northwest India usually begins from September 17th. “Conditions remain favorable for the start of the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from parts of northwest India over the next 24 hours,” IMD said in a statement Tuesday.

The country received “normal” rainfall during the four-month southwest monsoon, from June to September. All monsoon precipitation in India from June 1 to September 30 was 87 cm compared to the long-term average of 88 cm from 1961 to 2010 (99 percent of its LPA).

It is for the third year in a row that the country has recorded rainfall in the normal or above normal category. Precipitation was above normal in 2019 and 2020.

Rainfall across the country was 110% in June, 93 and 76% in July and August respectively – the months that bring the maximum rains. However, the deficit in July and August was offset in September which recorded 135 percent LPA rainfall.

(With PTI entries)

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Posted on: Wednesday October 06, 2021 12:44 IST

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