Mumbai will have to wait as monsoon still stuck at Ratnagiri

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2015 18:37 IST

For the second day in a row, on Wednesday, the monsoon continued to be stuck at Ratnagiri. Instead of moving towards the north Konkan, which includes Mumbai, the monsoon moved into the interior parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

“Mumbai has missed the onset of the monsoon. We are monitoring the situation but cannot predict anything at this point,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department.

The city also did not witness any pre-monsoon showers on Wednesday. However, between 8.30am on Tuesday and 8.30am on Wednesday, Colaba recorded 8mm of rain while there was no rain recorded at the Santacruz weather station.

Temperatures continued to be normal, except in the suburbs where the maximum temperature was 2.7 degrees above normal at 35.3 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in south Mumbai was 33.1 degrees Celsius.

“Synoptically, the distance between the weather stations is not too much. Local wind pattern is affecting temperatures in the suburbs. Building orientation around the weather station site can also bring about changes,” said Hosalikar.

Minimum temperatures stood at 26.8 degrees Celsius in south Mumbai and 27 degrees in the suburbs. Humidity levels were 84% and 63% in Colaba and Santacruz respectively.

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