On Saturday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning of light to moderate rainfall in Mumbai
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- On Saturday evening, the IMD issued a warning of light to moderate rainfall in Mumbai
- The IMD also predicted the possibility of thunder/lightning accompanied with gusty winds
- Rains are very likely to occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Ratnagiri in next 3-4 hours
As per the weather warning issued at 7 pm on September 30, 2023, Mumbai and neighbouring areas will be receiving light to moderate rainfall.
"Light to moderate spells of rain are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai, and Ratnagiri during the next 3-4 hours," read the IMD warning.
The IMD also predicted the possibility of thunder/lightning accompanied with gusty winds in some areas of Mumbai and Ratnagiri districts.
"Take precautions while moving out," IMD stated.
Meanwhile, The Southwest Monsoon 2023 ends on September 30, with India ending the season as ‘Below-Normal’. As of September 29, countrywide cumulative rainfall deficiency for the country stood at 6 per cent of the long-period average (LPA) of the total rainfall for the season.
The four-month monsoon season has ended with India receiving "normal" cumulative rainfall -- 820 mm against a long-period average of 868.6 mm -- with positive factors countering the effect of El Nino conditions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Addressing a press conference, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that with positive factors countering El Nino, the 2023 monsoon season concluded with 94.4 per cent cumulative rainfall which is considered "normal".
"Out of the 36 meteorological subdivisions, three (constituting 9 per cent of the total area) received excess rainfall, 26 received normal rainfall (covering 73 per cent of the total area), and seven received deficient rainfall. The seven subdivisions with deficient rainfall are Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, East UP, South Interior Karnataka, and Kerala," the IMD chief said.
According to Climate Trends, a research-based consulting initiative, "The country witnessed its third longest break-Monsoon period of the century in August 2023, after 2002 and 2009. In fact, the month saw two spells of back-to-back break-monsoon conditions. The initial spell that began on August 7 ended after 12 days on August 18. The second spell started on August 27 and lasted till early September."