Expect heavy to very heavy rain on Mon, Tue: IMD
MUMBAI: The city can expect heavy to very heavy rain over 48 hours starting Sunday, said weatherman.
Officials from t he India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the stretch from Konkan to Goa can expect rain, which means 76%-100% rain at most weather stations in the area. “There is a distinct offshore trough between south Gujarat and Kerala and upper air cyclonic circulation in south Gujarat, which will lead to heavy rain in Konkan, including Mumbai,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, IMD.
Between 8.30am on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday, the Colaba weather station recorded 122.4mm rain -- the highest in 24 hours this season – and Santacruz weather station recorded 85mm rain.
Under IMD’s new classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm rain is moderate, 64.5mm to 115.5mm heavy, 115.6mm to 204.4mm very heavy and more than 204.5mm extreme.
The rain recorded between 8.30am and 8.30pm at Colaba was 27.6mm, and 30.2mm at Santacruz. Since June 1, the suburbs received 465.1mm of rainfall, while south Mumbai received 388.9mm.
Temperatures in the suburbs and south Mumbai continued to remain below normal levels on Sunday. The maximum temperature at Colaba was 28.7 degrees Celsius, 2.3 degrees below normal and 29.6 degrees Celsius at Santacruz.
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