In a respite from rising temperature and humidity, Mumbai witnessed overnight rains on Sunday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of light to moderate rainfall or thundershowers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, IMD's Santacruz observatory on Sunday recorded the maximum temperature at 34 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 23.8 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius.
The southwest monsoon arrived in Maharashtra on Saturday, bringing showers in some coastal parts of the state, IMD official told PTI.
The progress of the monsoon is as per our expectations, said Shubhangi Bhute, director of the IMD's regional centre, told PTI.
"The southwest monsoon has arrived in Maharashtra. It has officially reached up to Harnai port in coastal Ratnagiri district and its actual line is spread till Solapur and some parts of Marathwada, followed by some parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh," she said.
It is expected to bring showers to these regions, she added. "Conditions are favourable for further advancement of the monsoon," she said.
A few days back, the IMD had predicted that monsoon is likely to be normal in north and south India, above-normal in central India and below-normal in east and northeast India.
Quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 101 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of plus or minus four per cent, it had said.
(With inputs from PTI)