Mumbai Rains: Showers to intensify between July 13 and 15

Updated: Jul 11, 2020, 12:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to Skymet, the rains will pick up intensity between July 13 and July 15 in Mumbai to give some respite from soaring temperatures

Picture/Pradeep Dhivar
Picture/Pradeep Dhivar

With the intensity of rain dropping, Mumbaikars have been witnessing sultry weather with temperatures soaring marginally above normal. According to private weather agency Skymet, the rains will pick up intensity between July 13 and July 15 in the city to give some respite from soaring temperatures.

The private weather agency said that the cyclonic circulation is expected to develop over north-central Maharashtra and adjoining north Konkan region at a mid-tropospheric level around July 13. Moreover, moderate winds from the west and south-west directions will continue to flow over the coastal areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Both these factors will contribute to an increase in the rain activity in the city and the neighbouring areas between July 13 and July 15, a Skymet report said. Even as there is a possibility of a few intense spell of rains, heavy showers are not expected to pour over the city, the report added.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the Vidarbha and interior parts of Maharashtra is likely to receive moderate to heavy rains on July 14.

Monsoon activity in the past 24 hours

For the past few days, Mumbai and its surrounding areas have been experiencing light to moderate rains.

According to the IMD, the Santacruz observatory has recorded 1.3 mm rains in the past 24 hours, whereas Colaba observatory recorded 14 mm of rains. The weather department has predicted generally cloudy skies with possibility of light to moderate rains for the city for Saturday.

The Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 32.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius. The Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 32.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius.

For more details on Mumbai rains, check out the app Mumbai Rain by Skymet

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