Mumbai can expect sporadic spells of rain through the week: IMD
Konkan coast, including Mumbai, can expect moderate to heavy rain in the coming weekmumbai Updated: Jul 04, 2016 11:59 IST
The new week began with intermittent light rain across the city and suburbs on Monday morning as opposed to heavy rain recorded last week.
The weather bureau said similar conditions are likely to continue throughout the day on Monday and for the rest of the week.
Between 8.30am Sunday and 8.30am Monday, the Santacruz weather station recorded 25.7mm and Colaba recorded 31.8mm, as the 24-hour rainfall figures. Between Friday and Saturday, Colaba and Santacruz had recorded 54mm and 70.9mm.
Under the IMD’s new classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.
“The Konkan coast, including Mumbai, can expect moderate to heavy rain in the coming week. An offshore trough extending from south Gujarat to Kerala is being triggered by a weather depression over the Bay of Bengal,” said an official from India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Since June 1 till 8.30am Monday (July 4), Santacruz recorded 962.2mm as the total quantum of rainfall for the season so far. During the same time, Colaba recorded 721.7mm.
Meanwhile, owing to a cloudy sky, night temperatures were more than a degree Celsius above normal. Santacruz recorded 24.5 degrees Celsius and Colaba 26.4 degrees Celsius.
Moisture levels were high as the suburbs recorded 94% and south Mumbai 95% humidity on Monday.