Mumbai weather update: City wakes up to cloudy skies; IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light to moderate rain in the city and suburbs on Sunday.

“One or two spells of light to moderate rainfall in city and suburbs,” IMD said on Sunday.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 1.31 mm, 3.26 mm and 2.73 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.76 metres is expected at 2.10 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.50 metres is likely to occur at 8.23 pm today.

When there is a high tide during the rainy season, it becomes difficult for the flooded water to recede. Low tide helps floodwaters in the city to find an outlet to enter the seas.

IMD's Santacruz observatory on Sunday recorded the maximum temperature at 32.5 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 32.4 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 26.6 degrees Celsius.

The IMD on Saturday said that Delhi and nearby areas in northwest India will have to wait for at least one more week for the first monsoonal showers.

The northern limit of the southwest monsoon continues to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar, it said. "Prevailing meteorological conditions, large scale atmospheric features and the forecast wind pattern by dynamical models suggest that no favourable conditions are likely to develop for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Punjab during next seven days," an IMD statement read.

Subdued rainfall is likely over northwest, central and western parts of peninsular India during the next five days, it said.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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