Mumbai Monsoon might be delayed by a day: IMD

Mumbai Monsoon might be delayed by a day: IMD

At the onset of summer, Mumbaikars were very happy thinking that summer will make the virus go away or die. However, now that is known that there is no real research to prove that Coronavirus will not be able to survive in the summer heat, people wish that they could have some pleasant day.

The mercury has been soaring high in the maximum city. On top of it, the current humidity levels make it even more difficult to manage things and people are looking forward to monsoon to bring some respite.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there may be a slight delay in monsoon making it to Mumbai. The monsoon usually make it to Mumbai by June 10 but this year they will be delayed by a day and be here by June 11. They will also last for eight more days and rather than withdrawing from September 29, they will do so by October 8.

Commenting on this forecast, K S Hosalikar, IMD deputy director-general (western region), said to the times of India, "These dates are based on observed events and revised on the basis of recent data to be more accurate." Normal onset dates are revised based on data from 1961 to 2019 and normal withdrawal dates based on data from 1971 to 2019.

When compared, in the year 2019, the onset of Monsoon was June 25. This was the maximum delay that the city has seen in the last 45 years.

Talking about other cities in this area, it is expected that the onset of monsoon in Pune too will be delayed by a day. It will be making it to the city by June 10 as opposed to June 9, and withdrawal on October 11 instead of October 6.

In Nagpur, rains will arrive two days late, on June 15, and withdraw on October 6.