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Heavy rain to lash Mumbai on Sunday and Monday, says weatherman

Mumbai city news: “The southwest monsoon has advanced over the west coast up to Harnai and Kohlapur. Moisture incursions have increased and we expect heavy rain to continue,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2017 16:43 IST
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A traffic policeman readies himself to face heavy rain at eastern express Highway on Saturday.
A traffic policeman readies himself to face heavy rain at eastern express Highway on Saturday.(HT)

The weather bureau on Saturday predicted heavy to very heavy rain for Mumbai for Sunday and Monday.

“The southwest monsoon has advanced over the west coast up to Harnai and Kohlapur. Moisture incursions have increased and we expect heavy rain to continue,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Conditions are favourable for the monsoon to move over to the north Konkan region, including Mumbai and central Maharashtra, over the next three days,” he said.

Heavy overnight rain caused day temperatures in south Mumbai to drop by 5 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The weather station at Colaba recorded a maximum temperature of 27.8 degrees, just 3 degrees more than the night temperature, 24.8 degrees, almost 2 degrees below normal.

Santacruz, however, recorded a maximum day temperature of 31 degrees, 1.6 degree below normal and a night temperature of 24.3 degrees, 2.3 degree below normal.

Between 8.30am on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday, Colaba and Santacruz recorded 31.4mm and 20.2mm of rain. On Saturday, Colaba and Santacruz recorded 0.8mm and 0.1mm of rain between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Under the India Meteorological Department’s new classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

Several locations along the west coast recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall between Friday and Saturday with some locations even recording extreme levels. Harnai recorded the highest rainfall in the state with 320mm.

Humidity levels during the day were 90% at both Colaba and Santacruz, which was 20% above normal. However, by the evening, humidity levels were closer to normal. The city’s air quality was moderate with an AQI of 46.