After weak start, rain crosses its average for June in Mumbai; expect showers over weekend
Mumbai city news: Between 8.30am on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, Santacruz weather station recorded 16.2mm and Colaba recorded 18mm.mumbai Updated: Jun 30, 2017 13:59 IST
Although the monsoon was weak in the first two weeks, this week’s downpour ensured the city got its average rain for June.
While the average rainfall for June is 523.1mm, the suburbs recorded 523.2mm from June 1 to Friday morning and south Mumbai got 559mm.
Between 8.30am on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, Santacruz weather station, representative of the suburbs, recorded 16.2mm and Colaba, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 18mm.
Under the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm ‘extreme’.
Meanwhile, the weather bureau predicted light to moderate rain across the entire state over the weekend.
“Weather systems like the off-shore trough and weather depressions over the Arabian Sea have become feeble. We expect light showers for central Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada. But the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, is likely to receive moderate rainfall till Monday,” said Shubhangi Bhute, director, regional meteorological centre (RMC) Colaba, India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Between 8.30am on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, Bhira in Raigad district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 239mm, followed by Pen at 160mm, Sudhagad Pali at 146mm, Matheran at 165mm, Shahpur at 125mm, Murud at 113mm and Tala at 117mm. In south Konkan, Mandangarh in Ratnagiri district recorded 126mm, Harnai 93.6mm and Chiplun at 95mm.
Meanwhile, day temperatures in Mumbai were closer to normal levels, while the night temperature was a degree above normal.
Moisture level at Colaba and Santacruz was 85%.