Light to moderate precipitation with the possibility of heavy episodes in isolated places likely today, according to IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday in its 24-hour forecast predicted light to moderate precipitation in cities and suburbs with the possibility of intense periods in isolated places.

According to data shared by BMC, the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 5.82mm, 0.40mm and 6.95mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.06 meters is expected at 13:33 in Mumbai. Additionally, a low tide of 0.78 meters is likely to occur at 7:38 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.

Meanwhile, the rains eased in the city on Friday after a wet spell that had set in since the start of the week.

Earlier this month, IMD said August’s rainfall, which recorded a 24 percent deficiency, was the lowest in 12 years.

Two major weak monsoon episodes prevailed over the country – August 9-16 and August 23-27 – as the northwest, central and west coast of the peninsula and western India slowed rainfall.

“In August 2021, precipitation across the country was below the long-term average (LPA) of minus 24%. This is also the lowest August precipitation in the 12 years after 2009,” IMD said.

In its previous statement, IMD said the August 2021 deficit was the lowest in 19 years, since 2002. The southwest monsoon season officially begins on June 1 and lasts until September 30. .

June saw 10 percent more precipitation, but July and August recorded deficits of 7 and 24 percent respectively, according to IMD data. The country received 24 percent less than normal precipitation in August.

Out of the four weather divisions of IMD, the Central Division of India received 39% less precipitation. The division consists of a large area of ​​Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

The deficit in the Northwestern Division of India, which includes the northern states of India, was 30 percent. The deficit was 10 percent in the southern peninsula while the eastern and northeastern division received 2 percent more precipitation than normal.

The IMD had predicted that rainfall activity should be normal in August. He has now forecast above normal precipitation for September.

(With contributions from the Agencies)

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Posted on: Friday September 24, 2021 10:03 am IST

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