Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall for city today
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Mumbaikars got some respite on Monday morning as rains took a break in the city and its suburbs. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light to moderate rain in city and suburbs with the possibility of occasional intense spells of rains.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 20.78 mm, 14.22 mm and 14.76 mm rain, respectively, from June 19 till June 20.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.86 metres is expected at 8.51 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.95 metres is likely to occur at 2.48 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 Monday recorded the maximum temperature at 32 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 31.4 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius.

The IMD on Sunday said that the progress of the southwest monsoon over parts of Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi is likely to be slow as "large-scale features are not favourable" for its advance.

Wind pattern by numerical models does not indicate any favourable condition for sustained rainfall over the region during the forecast period, it said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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