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Mumbai Weather Update: Pre-monsoon showers across city on June 7

Besides, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the monsoon is slated to enter Maharashtra and Goa in the next 4-5 days.

Mumbai Weather Update: Pre-monsoon showers across city on June 7
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Mumbai has remained dry so far in the pre-monsoon season after witnessing a spell of rain on May 13 and traces of rainfall on May 16. However, in a sigh of relief, Mumbaikars are likely to experience pre-monsoon, before the onset of southwest monsoon, during this week.

The weather department stated that the conditions are favourable for the onset of monsoon in Mumbai between June 7-8.

Besides, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the monsoon is slated to enter Maharashtra and Goa in the next 4-5 days. 

As per weather forecasts, on June 7, rains or thundershowers are expected to occur during afternoon or evening, providing relief from heat. On June 8-9, there is a possibility of light showers with partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

Strong southwesterly/ westerly winds, perpendicular to the orientation of the Western Ghats favours sharp showers for the city. This desired pattern is unlikely to appear for the next one week.

Under the influence of gentle westerly winds over the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, a cloudy sky and moderate sea breeze is likely over the city for the next 3-4 days. The cloudy sky will restrict the temperature rise and may rather give light rain. Short spells of passing showers are likely for the city till midweek. A cyclonic circulation is likely to form off the Konkan Coast in the Arabian Sea on June 7. This will be a small-scale feature, but still, be good enough to lash the city with typical pre-monsoon showers between June 7-10.

Meanwhile, on Monday, June 3, Thane had witnessed a light drizzle while the city was reeling under hot and humid conditions. It is pertinent to note that several parts of Vidarbha received pre-monsoon showers on Monday night, June 3.

Moreover, the minimum temperatures recorded in Mumbai were the highest for this year. 

The Santacruz observatory recorded night temperatures of 30 degrees which was 2.3 degrees above normal the Colaba observatory recorded minimum temperatures of 28.7 degrees which was one degree above normal. Daytime maximum temperatures recorded by the Colaba and Santacruz observatory was 35.6 degrees and 35.5 degrees respectively.

On Tuesday afternoon, May 4, the observatory recorded 34.9 degrees Celsius with over 70% humidity levels.

The rains will largely remain confined to the Goa-Konkan coast on the upside of the Western Ghats. At best, it may spill over to some parts of Madhya Maharashtra. However, these rains will not travel deep inside Maharashtra, to take the monsoon over the interior parts. Notwithstanding, the coastal towns like Goa, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Alibag, Mumbai, Thane and Dahanu will have moderate showers and kickstart the monsoon, at the earliest.

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