Mumbai weather update: Light to moderate rainfall in city with possibility of occasional intense spells at isolated places, 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 with the possibility of occasional intense spells at isolated places on Thursday.

The IMD on Thursday said that the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 7.37 mm, 4.23 mm and 20.86 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.05 metres is expected at 11.22 am in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 2.09 metres is likely to occur at 5.19 pm today.

Meanwhile, parts of north India, including Delhi, reeled under heat wave conditions on Wednesday with Sriganganagar in Rajasthan sizzling at 45.5 degrees Celsius.

The national capital recorded the third "heat wave" day in the month of July, with the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory rising to 42.6 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Heat wave conditions are expected to prevail at isolated places of the city on Thursday too. For the plains, a "heat wave" is declared when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius and at least 4.5 notches above normal.

A "severe" heat wave is declared if the departure from the normal temperature is more than 6.5 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD. The IMD had earlier said the southwest monsoon will reach Delhi around July 10, making it the most-delayed in 15 years.

Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the country by June 29.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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