On Sunday, most parts of Mumbai experienced moderate downpours until the early morning hours and late morning as the southwestern monsoon arriving in Maharashtra made its presence felt.
While it has been more than a week since the southwest monsoon arrived in several parts of Maharashtra, including its capital Mumbai, statewide rainfall activity for most of this period is remained weak.
But that is expected to change from this weekend, with the first heavy rain of the season expected to hit several Maharashtrian subdivisions.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain for the next four days (June 19, June 20, June 21 and June 22) in Mumbai.
Strong southerly and southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal and a north-south trough from northeast Bihar inside Odisha are also expected to combine and dump isolated heavy rains over Maharashtra’s Vidarbha subdivision. this weekend (June 18-19).
Southwest monsoon conditions do not yet cover the most northeastern parts of Maharashtra. However, the state could be completely engulfed by the monsoon this weekend, the latest IMD update said.
In addition, the city on Sunday recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 57, considered “moderate”. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory conditions, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Today’s weather is expected to be a high of 30 degrees Celsius, with a low of 27 degrees Celsius. Moderate showers are likely to occur intermittently in various parts of the city.
Since the start of the monsoon period on June 1, the inactive phase of the monsoon has led to Maharashtra recording just 40.3 rainfall so far this month – a 57% ‘deficit’ from its long-term average for the period from June 1 to June 18. , which amounts to 93.4 mm.
But with the rains expected to pick up speed starting this weekend, statewide precipitation numbers are expected to approach normal as the end of the month approaches.
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