Mumbai Monsoon: Heavy Rains Predicted Over The Next 48 Hours

The IMD has also issued a warning to fishermen to not venture into the sea in the wake of forecast.

Published25 Jun 2016, 02:40 PM IST
Environment
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Rains continued to lash Mumbai for the third consecutive day on Saturday, slightly disrupting suburban train services. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy showers over the next two days in Mumbai, Konkan and Goa region.

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The India Met Department also issued a warning to fishermen not to venture into the sea in the wake of forecast.

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This good and sustained spell of rains is thanks to the offshore trough formed over the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast. There is also an upper air cyclonic circulation, developing over south of Gujarat and north Konkan.
VK Rajeev, Mumbai Director, IMD

On Friday, the Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories in Mumbai recorded a rainfall of 26.8 mm and 50 mm, respectively.

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The continuous downpour has affected the movement of local trains to some extent, although no train cancellations have been reported so far.

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The downpour has also not caused any major flight delays or cancellations.

The incessant rains have brought down the temperature to an extent, with Colaba recording a minimum temperature of 25.8 degrees Celsius and Santa Cruz 24.2 degrees Celsius.

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