The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a forecast stating that the city will receive rainfall during the first week of October. According to a Met department, the withdrawal of the south-west monsoon is likely to begin in the first week of October, or even later.

The withdrawal had begun last year on September 29. The south-west monsoon in India usually lasts for four months-June to September and it starts to withdraw from September 1 onwards from Rajasthan and reaches Maharashtra by October.

Meanwhile, The Meteorological Department has forecasted that intermittent rain spells are likely to continue through the first few days of October, with thundershowers in the evening or night.

Meanwhile, as the monsoon withdrawal is delayed by over a month, humidity levels for the island city have increased. IMD Colaba observatory recorded 89 per cent of relative humidity, while the Santacruz observatory recorded 79 per cent on Sunday.

As the season comes to a close on Monday, it has been learnt that the rainfall in 12 cities, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, in Maharashtra has surpassed their annual rainfall quota within four months of the monsoon.

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