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Monsoon’s entry to Mumbai gets delayed by four days

Mumbai city news: On Tuesday Mumbaiites experienced high temperatures through Tuesday with an occasional cloud cover.

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2017 23:51 IST
Badri Chatterjee
The Monsoon was supposed to reach Mumbai by June 10.
The Monsoon was supposed to reach Mumbai by June 10.(Hindustan Times)

The arrival of monsoon in the city has been delayed by around four days, said officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

It issued a revised forecast on Tuesday stating that the southwest monsoon is expected to hit Mumbai by June 14 as opposed to previous forecast of June 8 to 10.

On Tuesday Mumbaiites experienced high temperatures through Tuesday with an occasional cloud cover.

Both maximum and minimum temperatures, as recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), were two degrees above normal. At 35.1 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature at the Santacruz weather station was 1.9 degrees above normal.

At Colaba, the maximum temperature was 35 degrees Celsius (1.8 degrees above normal). Similarly, the minimum temperature in south Mumbai was two degrees Celsius above normal at 29 degrees Celsius, and was 28.5 degrees Celsius (1.7 degrees above normal) in the suburbs.

“A varying two degrees above normal temperatures is not unusual for this time of the year,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“The southwest monsoon is over Kannur, north Kerala on the western end, over half of Tamil Nadu and has covered most of northeast,” said Dr KJ Ramesh, director general, meteorology, IMD New Delhi.

“Now it will advance gradually to Mumbai on the western side and eastern side by June 13-14. Our weather models clearly show the possibility of this happening over the next eight days,” he said.