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Mumbai to witness a gradual increase in rainfall activities: Skymet

Even though the rainfall has remained localized, Skymet has predicted a gradual increase in rainfall activities in the city.

Mumbai to witness a gradual increase in rainfall activities: Skymet
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Mumbai has witnessed moderate rainfall in some areas in the city and the suburbs. In the last 24 hours, Santacruz has recorded 27 mm of rainfall. Short and intense showers were recorded early morning in Navi Mumbai with the downpour being between 5 mm and 38 mm. Even though the rainfall has remained localized, Skymet has predicted a gradual increase in rainfall activities in the city.

According to Skymet, Mumbai can expect to witness isolated patchy rainfall over the city and the suburbs on June 28. The weather forecasting body has further predicted the rainfall activities to increase by June 29. Thereafter, rainfall and thundershowers are expected to continue over several areas in Mumbai until July 5. More intense showers re predicted between July 3 and July 5.

However, Skymet has stated that it does not expect incessant rains over Mumbai until the first half of July. Although, the next week is going to be quite a wet patch for the city. This would lead to significant relief from the ongoing warm and sultry weather.

So far, the city of Mumbai has recorded around 306 mm rain in the month of June against the monthly average of 493.1 mm. Skymet had earlier predicted the likely weather conditions stating that there is a cyclonic circulation over the Karnataka coast. The cyclonic circulation is said to move along the coast towards coastal Maharashtra. Moreover, a trough is also likely to form along the Maharashtra coast around June 29 which would bring about rainfall in the city.

However, this year, there has been a delay in the monsoons which has also led to an urban water crisis. According to sources, if the city does not receive adequate rainfall in the upcoming days, Mumbai could face water cuts in several parts of the city.

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