Mumbai Rains: City might face overcast conditions with light rainfall over the weekend

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that owing to the sudden emergence of cyclonic storm Maha, Mumbai and neighbouring areas might face light rainfall over the weekend

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With the cyclonic storm 'Maha' moving north-northwestwards away from Kerala, several areas in Maharashtra and Goa are expected to witness rain and thunderstorms over the course of the next two days.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow watch for Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, south Konkan and Goa. Further, officials have warned of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in the region till Saturday. Keeping this in mind, it is said that Mumbai might be one of the cities that will witness heavy clouds and light rainfall over the weekend.

The 'yellow watch' from the department recommends being updated about the possible heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, analysis also suggests that Maha will be drifting away from India Friday night onwards and as a result, the possibility of rain is set to drop during the weekend.

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On Wednesday, Pune's Daund had received a maximum of 60 mm rainfall whereas Mumbai had been facing dry weather conditions with temperature slightly higher than normal.

The clouds might be a temporary relief for the sweating Mumbaikars over the weekend but on the other hand, they might also play spoilsport to your weekend plans. Similar conditions are also forecast in other coastal cities like Ratnagiri and Panaji.

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The excessive rains in October were said to have affected crops in over 17 lakh hectares in Maharashtra. Adding to the woes caused by waterlogging to the harvest-ready crops, the excessive moisture content is fetching lesser prices for the harvested crop.

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