Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall with possibility of heavy spells at isolated places
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Mumbaikars woke up to cloudy skies and light rainfall on Sunday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places.

The IMD on Sunday said that the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 30.96 mm, 18.20 mm and 20.92 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.36 metres is expected at 1.13 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.76 metres is likely to occur at 5.14 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 28.8 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the IMD on Saturday issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places for four days beginning Sunday.

Earlier on Thursday, Shubhangi Bhute, deputy director - IMD Mumbai, had told PTI that the monsoon has been revived as the "synoptic situations ((pressure pattern, wind direction and speed) necessary for the monsoon have become favourable, along with formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal".

"Because of this, the entire Maharashtra will get good rainfall for the next 4 to 5 days, whereas there will be rain with thunder at some isolated places," Bhute said.

The monsoon arrived in Maharashtra in the first week of June and reached Mumbai on June 9. After several days of bountiful rains, the monsoon took a break with parts of the states receiving only sporadic showers.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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