Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall and thundershowers for city today
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The city woke up to cloudy skies and a light drizzle on Monday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall and thundershowers in city and suburbs with the possibility of occasional intense spells of rains on Monday.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 8.23 mm, 15.2 mm and 20.91 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.61 metres is expected at 2.57 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.52 metres is likely to occur at 9.12 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 29.6 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 30.2 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 24.8 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the IMD said that no favourable conditions are likely to develop for the further advance of the southwest monsoon into Delhi for the next seven days.

"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 6-7 days," the weather department said.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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