Expect more rain over next 2 days
The city woke up to dark clouds, heavy rain and dipping mercury on Thursday. And it’s likely to stay that way for the next couple of days.mumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2010 00:41 IST
The city woke up to dark clouds, heavy rain and dipping mercury on Thursday. And it’s likely to stay that way for the next couple of days.
The rain is likely to continue with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting heavy to very heavy showers coupled with strong winds.
Till 8.30 pm on Thursday, Colaba received 83.7 mm while Santacruz received 94.3 mm.
IMD officials said strong pressure areas over the western coast, resulting in strong winds, were responsible for the downpour over the past two days. “These strong winds increase the moisture content, resulting in heavy rain.
A trough of low pressure along the west coast is supporting the wind pattern,” said R.V. Sharma, deputy director-general, western region, IMD.
Sharma said a low-pressure area forming in the Bay of Bengal was also supporting the strong monsoon winds. On Thursday afternoon, IMD issued a warning to fishermen not to venture in to the sea.
As for Maharashtra, except Thane, Raigad, Pune and Sindhudurg, the remaining 31 districts received normal or just-above-normal rainfall.