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Mumbai Rains: Rains are expected to increase over Mumbai from July 4


Mumbai Rains:  Rains are expected to increase over Mumbai from July 4
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After the on and off rains in different parts of Mumbai, there is a forecast for heavy rainfall in the city around July 4. According to Skymet, the weather forecasting body, there is the cyclonic circulation over South Gujarat and adjoining area. It further states that the cyclonic circulation will intensify, and the monsoon over Maharashtra will get activated by July 3rd or 4th which may continue until July 6th or 7th. Moderate rain with isolated heavy spells is expected in Mumbai and suburbs during these days.

In the meantime, people of Mumbai can rule out heavy rains. However, it is expected that Mumbai would continue to enjoy patchy rainfall for another 2-3 days.

Skymet also noted that during the last 24 hours, Colaba observatory recorded 6 mm, Santacruz 9.4 mm of rain and Haji Ali about 6 mm. With the onset of active monsoon, there will be a drop in the temperature which will lead to a sense of relief to the Mumbaikars from the hot and humid weather of Mumbai. 

July has always been the rainiest month for Mumbai with an average of 840.7 mm. This year there has been a delay in the onset of monsoon, has led to water shortage in various parts of the city. The seven lakes that provide water to the city are Bhatsa, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar on Thane-Nashik belt and Tulsi and Vihar in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)

The city so far has experienced a few showers in various areas, and the coming days will be important as heavy rains are expected. This is the third time when Mumbai has received less than 10 per cent of water stock in the last six years which is usually the consequence of delayed monsoon. People are hoping for a decent monsoon this year.

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