The Mumbaikars wake up to sunny skies and a humid climate; IMD forecasts light to moderate precipitation


Mumbaikars continue to face a hot and humid climate as the rains paused on Tuesday. However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast predicted light to moderate rainfall in the city and suburbs for the day.

According to data shared by BMC, the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 0.00mm, 0.00mm and 0.00mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.24 meters is expected at 11:26 pm in Mumbai. Additionally, a low tide of 0.86 meters is likely to occur at 5:12 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.

Meanwhile, IMD said last week that the country received “normal” rainfall during the four-month southwest monsoon from June to September.

IMD said the northeast monsoon, which brings rainfall to the southern states from October to December, is expected to be normal.

IMD Managing Director Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said conditions would most likely be favorable for the start of the southwest monsoon withdrawal from parts of northwest India from around October 6.

This is the second longest-delayed southwest monsoon withdrawal since 1960. The 2019 northwest monsoon withdrawal from India began on October 9, said RK Jenamani, senior forecaster at the Center. IMD National Weather Forecasting System.

The monsoon retreat from southwestern northwest India usually begins from September 17th.

It is for the third year in a row that the country has recorded rainfall in the normal or above normal category. Precipitation was above normal in 2019 and 2020.

(With PTI entries)

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Posted on: Tuesday October 05, 2021 11:47 am IST


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