Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts one or two spells of light to moderate rain in city and suburbs today
Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts one or two spells of light to moderate rain in city and suburbs today
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted one or two light to moderate spells of rain in the city and suburbs on Tuesday.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs recorded 6.29 mm, 4.24 mm and 0.85 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.72 metres is expected at 1007 hrs in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 02.28 metres is likely to occur at 1552 hrs 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.

After a break, Southwest Monsoon is set to revive and spread to the remaining parts of north India including Delhi by July 10, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

According to the latest numerical weather prediction model guidance, the Southwest Monsoon is likely to revive gradually over the south peninsula, including west coast and adjoining east-central India from July 8.

A low-pressure area is likely to form over west-central and adjoining the northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around July 11, it said.

The moist easterly winds in the lower level from the Bay of Bengal is likely to establish gradually over parts of eastern India from July 8 onwards. It is likely to spread into northwest India covering Punjab and north Haryana by July 10.

"Accordingly, southwest monsoon (is) likely to advance over remaining parts of west Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and Delhi around 10th July," the IMD said.

"This is very likely to cause increase rainfall activity over northwest and central India from July 10," the IMD said.

After a good spell of rains in the first two and half weeks of June, the Southwest Monsoon has not advanced further since June 19.

Delhi, Haryana, parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, west Rajasthan are yet to see the arrival of the monsoon.

In its forecast for July, India Meteorological Department said the country as a whole will witness good rainfall this month.

However, parts of north India, some parts of south peninsula, central, east and northeast India could witness rainfall in the category of normal to below normal.

It added that the conditions are not favourable for the monsoon's progress till July 7 due to the lack of a weather system.

The Northern Limit of the southwest monsoon (NLM) is currently passing through Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar, the IMD said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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