Mumbai Monsoon To improve by July and August

Mumbai Monsoon To improve by July and August

As the country continues to reel from the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences like the nationwide lockdown, there’s some good news coming from the India Meteorological Department or IMD which has predicted above-normal rainfall in areas of Mumbai as well as its suburbs. 

Meteorologists predict that rainfall will touch 2,500mm between June to September which is significantly more than the seasonal average rainfall of 2,317.2mm. It is worth noting that this is the unofficial data provided by the IMD with the authorities expected to provide precise data before April 20.

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Sridhar Balasubramanian, Associate Professor, IDP Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) said “A countrywide above-normal monsoon is expected at 100-105% of the long period average (LPA). While south India can expect excess rain, north India may end in deficit.”

“This means good water supply for most parts of India, which could minimise the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy as it is largely dependent on agricultural production,” he added.

Maharashtra, on the whole, appears to be well placed this monsoon season with parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha expected to get normal rainfall this year. As for Mumbai, it is said that monsoons will be normal in June, and will improve by July and August. By September, the rainfall will reportedly begin to subside. 

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