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Mumbai to receive heavy rainfall; water cuts not likely

The team of Mumbai Live contacted Mahesh Palawat, the Vice President of Meteorology and Climate Change at Skymet Weather to understand the weather conditions in the upcoming days better.

Mumbai to receive heavy rainfall; water cuts not likely
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As Mumbai was lashed with rainfall on Wednesday, June 9, the weather departments stated that the city is likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next four days.

Speaking to Mahesh Palawat, the Vice President of Meteorology and Climate Change at Skymet Weather, Palawat stated, “The monsoons have arrived a little bit early this year. Usually, it makes onset on June 10, this time it made an onset on June 9, which is just before time”.

When asked about the intensity of the rainfall and whether it is likely to transition into very heavy rainfall, Palawat added, “Day before yesterday, the rainfall was very heavy. From last evening, the rainfall has reduced even though it will continue tomorrow as well. Again from June 12-13, the rainfall is likely to intensify again because a low-pressure area is developing over the Bay of Bengal, and it will move towards Chattisgarh, Vidarbha and Southeast MP. The cyclonic circulation is also persisting on the northeast Arabian Sea, near the north Maharashtra coast. The interaction between these two will intensity the weather conditions,”

Further speaking about the monsoons in Mumbai and if the city is likely to face water cuts this year due to inadequate supply of water, “Usually heavy rain is predicted in the latter part of June but this year we can see heavy rainfall with the onset of monsoons. Moreover, for the last four to five years we have witnessed heavy downpour. This year would not be an exception and as of now, rain activity seems to be better in most parts of Maharashtra so we can safely say that Mumbai will not face an inadequate supply of water,”

On Wednesday, June 9, the monsoons lashed Mumbai ahead of its usual arrival date, causing severe waterlogging and suspension of trains services in the metropolis. Due to the incessant downpour, the city witnessed severe waterlogging in many areas. Moreover, local train services were also hit owing to heavy rain.

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