Rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday morning, bringing respite from the sweltering warmth, and the MeT division termed it as pre-monsoon showers. As per the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai, as much as 30 mm rainfall was recorded in areas like Malvani, Borivali and Dahisar right here until 11 am. Earlier, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) on Saturday confirmed the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Maharashtra, when it had reached as much as Harnai port in coastal Ratnagiri district.
However, regardless of beneficial circumstances, the monsoon has nonetheless not progressed to Mumbai.
When contacted, Shubhangi Bhute, director on the RMC Mumbai, termed the current rainfall within the metropolis as “convective precipitation”.
“You may observe that there’s thunder, lightning and a continuing variation within the depth of the showers. You may name it pre-monsoon showers, however actually not the south-west monsoon,” she stated.
There are not any indications of the onset of the monsoon as but, the official stated.
“There must be much less variation and rains need to be widespread (to be known as as monsoon showers). Aside from Mumbai, there ought to be rains over central Maharashtra additionally. Then solely we will determine it because the southwest (SW) monsoon, she stated.
The official additional stated going by the current observations, the SW monsoon onset right here may very well be declared after a few days- by June 10.
“There may be additionally an off-shore trough within the Arabian Sea, however it’s weak. Had it been sturdy, it might have helped within the development of the monsoon,” she stated.
(With PTI inputs)