Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall for today
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday in its 24-hour forecast predicted light to moderate rain in the city and suburbs.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 4.14 mm, 2.32 mm and 2.56 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.85 metres is expected at 12.33 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.60 metres is likely to occur at 6.42 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.

Meanwhile, IMD's Santacruz observatory on Friday recorded the maximum temperature at 31.7 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

IMD on Thursday said that Delhi and parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan will have to wait till July for the first monsoonal rains as the wind system is unlikely to cover the region in the next seven days.

The northern limit of the southwest monsoon currently passes through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar. "Present meteorological conditions and model forecasts indicate that large-scale features as well as the prevailing wind patterns over the region are not likely to be favourable during the next one week for further advance of the southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab," the IMD said in a statement.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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