Mumbai : The monsoon has reached Karwar and is likely to arrive in Mumbai in the next 48 hours, says the IMD department, Pune. However, Goa will have to wait for the rains because of a low-pressure belt in the Arabian Sea. The temperature is expected to come down to 32 to 29 degrees C in the next two days in Mumbai, which is already witnessing gusty winds and sporadic drizzle.
DEFICIENT RAINFALL: Monsoon rain is expected to be below normal at 93 per cent, says the Met department forecast. This is reduction of two per cent in the forecast made initially: In April, the Met Department had predicted a below normal monsoon at 95 per cent.
The deficient rainfall is being attributed to El Nino conditions, the chances of occurrence of which are as high as 70 per cent. India Meteorological Department Director General L S Rathore said the condition is expected to peak around the end of July and early August but, as of now, “it is at the threshold of being qualified as a weak El Nino.”
The condition is associated with the warming of sea temperature.