Monsoon’s First Rain Gives Relief to Mumbai

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Mumbai :  After the tragic sun attack for last two months, now the people of Mumbai getting some relaxation from the smooth touch of the first rain of this monsoon. Bringing in the much-needed respite from the hot and humid conditions, the monsoon arrived in Mumbai with heavy showers lashing the city.

Monsoon's First Rain Gives Relief to MumbaiHowever, the MeT department has forecast that the city will start receiving regular rainfall only after 4-5 days.

“The monsoon winds have formally arrived in the city and have reached Dahanu. The initial onset of the monsoon causes a bit of irregular rainfall. But, it will take about 4-5 days for Mumbai to start receiving regular rainfall,” Mumbai Regional Meteorological Centre’s director-general V.K. Rajeev told PTI on Friday.

The rains will bring respite from the heat conditions prevailing in the city and maximum temperature will go down starting Friday evening, he said.

According to MeT records, the southern part of the city received 24.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, while suburban Mumbai received 82.2 mm rainfall.

The maximum temperature at Colaba in South Mumbai was 32.8°C, while it was 35°C at Santacruz. The minimum temperatures at the two locations were 26°C and 23°C, respectively.

Meanwhile, according to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, there was no water-logging recorded due to rainfall and no traffic snarls were witnessed in low-lying areas of Dadar, Parel, Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar and the Western Express Highway.