Mumbaiites will have to wait for two more days for the monsoon to hit the city. According to officials at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, the monsoon current is unlikely to strengthen for two more days, which will delay the arrival of the monsoon in Mumbai. After heavy pre-monsoon showers on Sunday, the weather stations at Colaba and Santacruz did not record any rainfall on Monday.
“After the onset of the monsoon was stalled near the west coast, the monsoon currents have not picked up momentum. We are expecting the monsoon current to strengthen around June 13 or 14. There will be a lag after that and then around June 16, the monsoon current will be enhanced,” said Sunita Devi, a scientist from the short range forecasting department, IMD, Pune.
On Monday, the maximum temperature was 32.4 degree Celsius in the Island city and 34.8 in Santacruz. “There is a big patch of clouds that is approaching the coast from the Arabian Sea. That might bring in pre-monsoon showers in the next few days,” said VK Rajeev, director, IMD, western region.The BMC’s Disaster Management Control department recorded 4.6mm of rainfall at Byculla fire station and 3.8mm at Dharavi fire station — two areas that received maximum rainfall on Monday.