Monsoon in Mumbai by weekend, IMD Dept. confirms

South east monsoon pre-monsoon showers city Mumabi Met department city and surrounding monsoon showers

Some parts of Marathwada region witnessed heavy showers.

The intermittent showers caught people unaware in several districts of Marathwada and western Maharashtra, slightly affecting the normal life, IMD (India Meteorological Department) officials said.

Over the past 24 hours, the Colaba Observatory has recorded 28 mm of rain, while the one at Santacruz recorded 12 mm.

Fishermen are advised not to venture out to sea as winds will be south-westerly with speed of 45-50 kmph temporarily/momentarily reaching 60 kmph in gust/squall. Mormugao recorded 5 cms, Ponda and Ela (Old Goa) 4 each, Mapusa, Canacona and Dabolim 3 each, Sankhali, Valpoi 2 each and lastly Sanguem, Margao and Quepem.

The IMD forecast for next 24 hours said that light to moderate rains are likely occur in the city. A fresh cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the northeast Arabian Sea near Mumbai.

The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala on May 30, and was to hit Goa five days from then. Last year, it was delayed by a fortnight and had reached the state on June 19 though usually monsoon hits Goa around June 6.

The IMD has said that as things stand today, there is rapid advancement of monsoon and it will probably reach Mumbai by June 13-14.The conditions for a good monsoon seem to be favourable so far.

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