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Be prepared to face very heavy rain in Mumbai all week, says weatherman

Mumbai city news: The city recorded 477.2mm rain since June 1. With the average rainfall for June in Mumbai is 523.1mm, the city has 46mm left to cover to surpass its monthly mean rainfall.

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2017 08:43 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
Women drive through heavy rainfall in Carter Road, Bandra, on Wednesday.
Women drive through heavy rainfall in Carter Road, Bandra, on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
         

Expect heavy to very heavy rainfall for the rest of the week, said officials from the weather department on Wednesday.

“The off-shore trough (low pressure) from south Gujarat to Kerala coast, which was bringing rain over the Konkan coast, has moved away but a low pressure area has formed over the north-east Arabian Sea, which is south of Gujarat,” KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

He added, “This weather system is pushing a lot of moisture over the west coast and this will lead to enhanced monsoon activity for the west coast, including Mumbai, north-west India and the central peninsular. All these areas can expect very good rainfall over the next 10 days.

The city recorded 477.2mm rain since June 1. With the average rainfall for June in Mumbai is 523.1mm, the city has 46mm left to cover to surpass its monthly mean rainfall.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 01:15 IST

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