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IMD predicts fresh spate of showers in city

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 22, 2018, 1:36 am IST
Updated : Jun 22, 2018, 1:38 am IST

Rainfall intensity is expected to witness an increase from Friday and is likely to continue for the next four to five days.

Rainfall intensity is expected to witness an increase from Friday and is likely to continue for the next four to five days. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 Rainfall intensity is expected to witness an increase from Friday and is likely to continue for the next four to five days. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Mumbai: After a brief pause, the rains are set to make a comeback with rainfall expected to increase in Mumbai and adjoining areas such as Thane, Navi Mumbai and Dahanu in the coming days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The city experienced light showers at isolated parts on Thursday.

Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, has attributed the expected increase in rainfall to the northern end of the off-shore trough running from coastal Maharashtra to coastal Kerala becoming active.

 

“Rainfall intensity is expected to witness an increase from Friday and is likely to continue for the next four to five days. A few moderate spells with one or two heavy spells of rainfall are likely to occur during this period,” read the Skymet Weather report. However, the rains will not be continuous and the intensity of rainfall will vary from one place to another within the city.

“While the city is not looking at extremely heavy rainfall, it will bring the temperatures across the city down to some extent,” said an official from Skymet Weather.

According to the IMD, “The off-shore trough at mean sea level from Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast persists. The southwest monsoon remains moderate to strong over the southwest Arabian sea and west-central Arabian sea.”

 

Since the June 1, the Colaba observatory have recorded 406.2mm of rainfall and the Santracruz observatory recorded 432.3mm of rainfall.

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