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Pre-monsoon showers arrive in Mumbai

As it drizzled in many parts of Mumbai on Monday, the weathermen said that monsoon would keep its date with the city on June 10.

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2011 00:41 IST
Snehal Rebello

As it drizzled in many parts of Mumbai on Monday, the weathermen said that monsoon would keep its date with the city on June 10.

“As per our predictions, the south-west monsoon should reach the Andaman and Nicob-ar Islands on May 20 and then advance towards the subcontinent,” said VK Rajeev, director, India Meteorological Depart-ment (IMD), western region.

Weathermen described Mon-day’s drizzle at Churchgate, Marine Drive, Dadar, Mahim and Vile Parle as pre-monsoon showers. “These showers are due to high temperatures and humidity in the atmosphere,” said Rajeev, adding that the phenomenon would last for two days.

On Monday, high humidity levels of 85% and 74% were recorded in Colaba and Santacruz respectively. The maximum temperature recorded at Santacruz was 33 degrees Celsius, and at Colaba it was 34 degrees Celsius.