Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall for city today

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, June 14, 2021, 10:07 AM IST
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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 moderate rainfall or thundershowers for the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 7.63 mm, 3.48 mm and 2.66 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

IMD Mumbai, in its 7 am bulletin, said moderate to intense spells of rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg during next 3 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.25 metres is expected at 2.49 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.94 metres is likely to occur at 8.45 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 32.6 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 31.6 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 25.5 degrees Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday evening downgraded its "red alert" warning of "extremely heavy rain" in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district for the next two days.

The warning has been now changed to "orange alert", which means "heavy to very heavy rain". "Extremely heavy rainfall belt has shifted southwards. So warnings are downgraded. Still, IMD expects heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs," said Shubhangi Bhute, deputy director, IMD Mumbai.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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