Mumbai Rains: Moderate rains likely to continue in city, suburbs till August 17

Updated: 12 August, 2020 14:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Skymet said the rains activity in Mumbai and suburbs is likely to see a slight rise with moderate rains and a few spells of heavy rains that is likely to continue till August 17

Picture/ Satej Shinde
Picture/ Satej Shinde

After a week of heavy downpour, Mumbai saw a slump in rain activity with light to moderate rains and occasional thundershowers over the city for the past few days. According to private weather agency Skymet, the rains activity in Mumbai and suburbs is likely to see a slight rise with moderate rains and a few spells of heavy rains till August 17.

The private weather agency said that the rise in rain activity is due to a cyclonic circulation over Gujarat. With a low-pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal, and east to west shear zone running along the latitude 18 degrees north between 5.8 and 7.6 km above mean sea level, is likely to result in the rains over the North Konkan coast, including Mumbai and suburbs.

The Skymet further said that the increased rain activity is likely to cause flash floods and waterlogging in low-lying areas.

The rains will help in restoring water levels in the lakes and keep the weather pleasant, the private weather agency said in the report.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Konkan regions is likely to receive heavy rains in the next 24 to 48 hours with more intensity on the northern part.

Monsoon activity in past 24 hours

With the rain activities increased over the city and the suburbs, the Santacruz observatory recorded 31 mm rainfall and Colaba observatory recorded 17mm rainfall in the past 24 hours.

The IMD said that Mumbai received heavy rains on Tuesday with more intensity on the western suburbs.

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The weather department has predicted moderate rains over the city for Wednesday with a possibility of a few spells of heavy rains in isolated areas.

City temperatures have remained constant with the weather department’s Santacruz observatory recording a maximum temperature of 29.5 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 25.4 degree Celsius. On the other hand, the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 30 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 25.7 degree Celsius.

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First Published: 12 August, 2020 12:49 IST

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