Moderate precipitation with the possibility of occasional intense periods likely in the city today, according to IMD


The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that moderate rainfall with the possibility of occasional intense periods is likely in Mumbai.

The IMD in its 24-hour forecast predicted moderate rainfall in cities and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall in isolated locations.

IMD said on Friday that the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 11.06mm, 5.53mm and 4.68mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.33 meters is expected at 11:45 a.m. and another 3.96 meters high tide is expected at 11:46 p.m. in Mumbai today. Additionally, a low tide of 1.27 meters is likely to occur at 5:43 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 on Sunday that parts of southern, western and northern India are expected to receive heavy rainfall over the next three days as the southwest monsoon resumes.

He said increased rainfall activity with fairly widespread and isolated heavy to very heavy rains is very likely over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the next three days and will reduce in intensity and distribution thereafter.

Northern Marathawada, northern Madhya Maharashtra, northern Konkan, Gujarat region are likely to receive rainfall from September 7 to 9. Extremely strong isolated falls are also likely over northern Konkan on September 7 and 8, central Maharashtra and the Gujarat region on September 8, and Telangana on September 7.

After recording insufficient precipitation in August, IMD forecast above normal precipitation in September. The rainfall deficit until August 31 was 9%. The deficit until September 5 was nine percent.

When releasing his forecast for September, IMD chief executive Mrutunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday that the deficit in August would likely be offset by excessive rainfall in the current month.

(With PTI entries)

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Posted on: Monday September 06, 2021 09:38 IST

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