Mumbai: IMD Says Monsoon Could Arrive Today

Mumbai: IMD Says Monsoon Could Arrive Today

The IMD (India Meteorological Department) has announced that the monsoon will arrive in Mumbai by the evening of June 8 or the next day. The agency went on to say that the current conditions are suitable for its arrival.

“Conditions are favourable for the onset of monsoon, expected to arrive in Mumbai later today or tomorrow,” a Scientist at IMD Mumbai, Shubhangi Bhute said while speaking to ANI. This comes as some parts of Mumbai witnessed decent rainfall on the morning of June 8. 

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According to data provided by the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), around 30mm of rainfall was recorded in regions like Borivali, Dahisar, and Malvani until 11 AM on Tuesday.   

Bhute defined the current spells of rainfall as “convective precipitation”. She went on to say, “You can observe that there is thunder, lightning and a constant variation in the intensity of the showers. You can call it pre-monsoon showers, but certainly not the south-west monsoon.”

So while it may feel like the monsoon has arrived, it is still a day or two away by most estimations. “There is also an off-shore trough in the Arabian Sea, but it is weak. Had it been strong, it could have helped in the advancement of the monsoon,” she added.

The IMD on Saturday said that the Southwest Monsoon (SW) had arrived in Maharashtra when it reached Ratnagiri’s Harnai Port. However, the monsoon hasn’t progressed towards Mumbai as of yet. 

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