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Monsoon arrives in state 2 days ahead of schedule

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2011 02:24 IST
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Friday’s pre-monsoon showers in Mumbai brought along some good news. This year’s monsoon reached Maharashtra two days ahead of schedule. The rain-bearing clouds reached Vengurla in Sindhudurg on Friday, but the weathermen maintained that the onset of rains in the city would be on June 10.

However, till that time, high humidity levels and high temperatures would continue to bring pre-monsoon showers to the city. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast cloudy skies with rain or thundershowers in some areas on Saturday.

On Friday, while Colaba recorded 4.8mm of rain, the amount of rain in Santacruz was negligible. The maximum temperature in both Colaba and Santacruz dipped to 33 degree celsius from 36 degrees celsius. Even the minimum temperatures decreased to 25 degree celsius from 29 degree celsius repectively.

According to the forecast, temperature on Saturday is also likely to remain close to normal with maximum temperature at 34 degree Celsius and minimum at 26 degree Celsius.