“The onset of monsoons over the state of Maharashtra was declared on Thursday and as on Friday it advanced to a few more parts of the state like Harnai and Beed. In the coming 48 hours the monsoons are expected to cover up the entire state including Mumbai,” said Shubhangi Bhute, scientist, IMD Mumbai.
Rains in Thane. Photo: Anil Shinde
Rains at Belapur in Navi Mumbai. Photo: KK Choudhary
Meanwhile, for Saturday the IMD has issued a yellow alert and the city as well as Thane can expect heavy rains at isolated places. An orange alert meanwhile has also been issued for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar for June 14 indicating heavy to very heavy rain at a few places. Between June 10-11 (8.30 am-8.30 am), light rainfall was recorded by the IMD Colaba observatory which was of 5.6 mm and IMD Santacruz observatory of 1.1mm.
Dark monsoon cloud seen over Navi Mumbai skyline. Photo: KK Choudhary
The city has already reported above normal rainfall which was accompanied by the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga last week. The total rain reported since June 1 this year by the IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatory is 211 mm and 186.7 mm which is 89.5 mm and 71.9 mm above normal.