After a day off, Mumbai saw moderate to heavy rains on Wednesday with intermittent showers in some parts of the city.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said “moderate to heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs with the possibility of very heavy rain in isolated places” over the next 24 hours.
“Inner city and suburban areas have moderate to heavy rain, there are isolated places with the possibility of very heavy rain,” BMC said.
According to the Regional Meteorological Center, Mumbai City received 53.93 mm of rain and the eastern suburbs and western suburbs received 27.97 mm and 45.69 mm respectively in the last 24 hours. .
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said a high tide of about 4.78 meters is expected to hit Mumbai at 13:36 today. The civil service also said a low tide of about 1.53 meters is expected at 7:43 pm today.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional center in Mumbai has issued a ‘yellow alert’, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places.
The Regional Meteorological Center has issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Mumbai from Wednesday to Friday.
It said heavy rainfall is most likely in isolated places on Wednesday.
Additionally, heavy to very heavy rain is possible in isolated places on Thursday and heavy to very heavy showers in some places on Friday.
Since the onset of the southwest monsoon in Mumbai on June 25, the city has had heavy showers. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, the city received more than 95% of the recorded rainfall this month in just six days – from June 24 to 29.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday the monsoon is likely to be normal in July across the country, with the exception of areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh and southern Bihar, with temperatures above normal. expected throughout the month.
Speaking at an online press conference, IMD General Manager Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said July rains will help wipe out the shortfall seen in June.
Up to 16 states and union territories received shortfalls in June, with Bihar and Kerala reporting massive shortfalls of 69% and 60% below normal, respectively.
Major states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana also received less than usual rainfall in June, the first month of the southwest monsoon season.
The long-term average rainfall (LPA) across the country for July based on the 1971-2020 data is about 280.4 mm.
Warming of the equatorial Pacific, known as El Nino conditions, is expected to develop in July. El Nino is known to block monsoon rainfall.
(With input from PTI)