Mumbai weather update: Light to moderate rainfall in city today, says IMD
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light to moderate rainfall in the city and suburbs on Thursday.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 2.80 mm, 4.90 mm and 8.06 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.85 metres is expected at 5.10 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.74 metres is likely to occur at 11.50 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 Thursday recorded the maximum temperature at 31.7 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 26.2 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, IMD on Wednesday said that even as southwest monsoon continues to elude parts of north India, including Delhi, the country has received 10 per cent more rainfall than normal in June.

Currently, the northernmost limit of southwest monsoon is passing through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar.

"Since June 19 there has not been any progress of monsoon," the IMD said, inferring that most of the advancement was recorded between June 3-19. The monsoon made onset over Kerala on June 3.

According to the IMD, the further advancement of southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab is not likely till July 7. Central and north Indian plains are already reeling under searing heat that is pushing temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius.

The ongoing weak monsoon spell is over central, peninsular and northwest India while northeast India, Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh are witnessing heavy rains. "For the country as a whole, cumulative rainfall during this year's Southwest Monsoon till June 30 has been above normal by about 10 per cent above Long Period Average (LPA)," the IMD said.

Actual rainfall during the same period is 18.29 cm as against the normal of 16.69 cm, it said. East and northeast India have received 1.3 per cent more rainfall than normal in June. Northwest India received 14 per cent more rainfall than normal, central India 17 per cent and south peninsula 2.4 per cent, the IMD said.

Southwest monsoon reached Kerala two days late. It raced through parts of the country, covering east and northeast India, central India, central peninsula and even large parts of north India much before its scheduled arrival.

(With inputs from PTI)

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