Darkish clouds have lined the skyline of Mumbai.

(SL Shant Kumar/BCCL/Mumbai)

The Southwest Monsoon formally arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday, June 25. However with the rain staying away and the intense solar streaming via the clouds, residents are questioning what is going on on.

On Tuesday, Mumbai metropolis (ie IMD’s Santa Cruz station) recorded 7.4 mm of rain, whereas Thane didn’t obtain any rain. Total, town has seen 69% much less rainfall than the lengthy interval common for the interval until June 25. The rainfall deficiency in Thane is 63%.

That is the second longest delay in monsoon in Mumbai after 1974, when it began on 28 June. Earlier, the onset of monsoon in Mumbai was delayed twice: 28 June 1958 and 26 June 1959. Monsoon normally arrives in Mumbai. Second week of June.

Though rain continues to be a hide-and-seek sport in Mumbai, IMD officers are optimistic about the potential of reasonable to heavy rains within the coming few days. IMD’s climate forecast for town has predicted a typically cloudy sky with mild to reasonable rain for in the present day. This pattern might proceed and rains might intensify over the weekend.

Rain in interior Maharashtra earlier than Mumbai

In the meantime, rain has already began in different components of Maharashtra together with Marathwada and Vidarbha, which is an uncommon phenomenon in itself.

Regional IMD Deputy Director Basic KS Hosalikar instructed The Instances of India (TOI) that it’s uncommon for inside components of Maharashtra to obtain rainfall earlier than Mumbai. He stated the phenomenon is probably going resulting from climate disturbances within the Arabian Sea and the comparatively passive nature of the water physique as in comparison with the Bay of Bengal.

In the meantime, daytime temperature in Mumbai stays at 30-33 diploma Celsius with excessive humidity. The poor efficiency of monsoon has left the residents troubled, with no respite from the inclement climate situations.

To compensate for the inadequate rainfall, the Municipal Company of Mumbai, BMC, has minimize water at 10% and time by 15% since November 2018.

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