Mumbai is expected to receive light rains and thunderstorms through Sunday, IMD says


Due to the well-marked area of ​​low pressure over the east-central Arabian Sea, Mumbai has experienced light rain from the last two days.

In 24 hours ending Friday at 8:30 a.m., the Colaba observatory recorded traces of rain (less than 1 mm), while the Santacruz observatory recorded 3.6 mm of rain. Meanwhile, temperatures in the city continue to stay above normal.

“The well-marked area of ​​low pressure over the east-central Arabian Sea with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. It will become concentrated. likely in a depression over the same area over the next 24 hours, ”IMD said. bulletin indicated.

“The trough in cyclonic circulation associated with the well-marked area of ​​low pressure above over the east-central Arabian Sea to east-central Pradesh through northern Maharashtra extending to 0.9 km above mean sea level persists, ”the bulletin added.

According to Skymet weather, a private meteorological agency, rains are observed over Mumbai during the non-monsoon months only when a weather system develops in the Arabian Sea and approaches the coast of Maharashtra.

IMD forecast also said light rain and thunderstorms are “very likely” on Saturday (November 20), Sunday (November 21) and “likely” on Monday (November 22). Dry weather is forecast for Mumbai and neighboring districts from Tuesday.

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Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:24 IST

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