The city wakes up under a cloudy sky; IMD predicts low precipitation


The Mumbaikars woke up to cloudy skies and little precipitation on Monday morning. However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast predicted low rainfall in the city and suburbs.

IMD said on Monday that the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 1.14mm, 9.44mm and 2.93mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.42 meters is expected at 12:48 p.m. in Mumbai today. In addition, a low tide of 1.44 meters is likely to occur at 6:48 p.m. today.

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

The IMD Observatory in Santacruz recorded the maximum temperature on Monday at 31.5 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 30.4 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz Observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25.1 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba Observatory also recorded a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

IMD said on Sunday that rainfall intensity over the sub-Himalayas of West Bengal and Sikkim is likely to increase from August 11 to 12, as the monsoon trough shifted near the foothills.

Moderate rainfall is very likely over the Indian peninsula, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, and excluding Kerala, Mahe and Tamil Nadu, where isolated heavy falls are very likely over the next four to five days , added the IMD.

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Posted on: Monday Aug 09, 2021 10:03 am IST


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