3 days of heavy rain from today: Met dept

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2015 15:35 IST
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and the neighbouring Thane district. This is Bhiwandi's Nijampura market. (Photo: Praful Gangurde)

Brace for heavy showers in the first half of this week.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the downpour, likely to begin on Monday, will continue for three days.

“Heavy to very heavy rain is expected in Mumbai, along the Konkan coast and in north Madhya Maharashtra, from Monday to Wednesday, because of the formation of an offshore trough from the Karnataka coast to the Kerala coast, and an upper-air circulation over the western end of Gujarat and Rajasthan,” said VK Rajeev, IMD director, western region.

Sunday, however, did not see too much rain, with Colaba recording 3.3mm and Santacruz recording negligible amount between 8.30am and 8.30pm. Temperatures went up slightly; day and night temperatures at Colaba were 30.2 degrees Celsius and 25.9 degrees respectively.

The suburbs were warmer, with a maximum temperature of 31.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Less rain brought down moisture levels too , with relative humidity at 91% and 77% in Colaba and Santacruz respectively.

IMD officials said there are two conditions that will lead to the excess rain in the coming week. “Low pressure areas over east Rajasthan, northeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining West Bengal, have all intensified into well-marked depressions. This means wind speeds will increase, increasing the quantum of rain over the Konkan coast and central parts of the state,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD.

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