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Weather Forecast: IMD Warns of Heavy Rainfall in Mumbai, Dry Weather in Delhi for Next 4 days

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
Weather in India
Weather in India

Delhi Weather:

Temperature is expected to increase in the coming days as dry weather is forecast to remain till the weekend in Delhi, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Very Strong winds of about 30 kmph speed are likely during the day-time till Friday and the maximum temperature will be around 41 degrees Celsius, as per the IMD

New Delhi may witness some relief over the weekend as light rain is forecast from Saturday to Monday, and maximum temperature may fall to 34 degrees by Monday.

The average rainfall expected in the month of June in Delhi is 82.2 mm against which it has received 21mm so far this month.

Moreover, Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) was moderate on Tuesday morning with a reading of 192, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It is predicted to deteriorate to the poor category on Wednesday and Thursday as fast surface winds are favourable for transporting dust, as per the Centre’s Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi

Weather across India:

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that heavy rainfall is very likely in Mumbai for 4 days which will continue till June 12 and also issued a severe weather warning across the Konkan coast (including the Mumbai Metropolitan Region).

"Conditions are favourable for the onset of monsoon, expected to arrive in Mumbai later today or tomorrow," Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai quoted.

Moreover, rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday morning, bringing respite from the sweltering heat, and the MeT department termed it as pre-monsoon showers. As per the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai, up to 30 mm rainfall was recorded in areas like Malvani, Borivali and Dahisar here till 11 am.

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday confirmed the arrival of the south-west monsoon in Maharashtra, when it had reached up to Harnai port in coastal Ratnagiri district. "Severe weather warnings over the region during next 5 days. Increase in rainfall activity is expected over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra from 10th June", the IMD said.

"There has to be less variation and rains have to be widespread (to be called as monsoon showers). Apart from Mumbai, there should be rains over central Maharashtra also. Then only we can identify it as the south-west (SW) monsoon, she said.

The official further said going by the present observations, the SW monsoon onset here could be declared after a couple of days- by June 10. "There is also an off-shore trough in the Arabian Sea, but it is weak. Had it been strong, it could have helped in the advancement of the monsoon," she said.

Widespread rain with thunderstorms and locally heavy showers are possible over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. Some places of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura may also witness similar weather conditions.

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