NEW DELHI: Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra were lashed by heavy rainfall and more has been predicted by the official weather forecaster.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), “Southwest Monsoon is likely to advance into more parts of Maharashtra (including Mumbai) today the 09th June and likely to advanced into more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.”
The monsoon is likely to further advance over some parts of Odisha and more parts of West Bengal during the next 2 days, it said.
“The rainfall recorded at 65.4 mm and 50.4 mm from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0530 hours IST of today over Mumbai’s Colaba and Santactuz, respectively,” it said.
Meanwhile, the IMD in its daily weather bulletin forecasted that heatwave conditions are very likely at isolated places over northwest Rajasthan.
Thunderstorm with lightning & gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Gangetic WestBengal and Andaman & Nicobar Island, it said.
With lightning & gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala & Mahe.
With lightning at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, the IMD forecasted.
Konkan & Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, it said.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Konkan & Goa.
Strong Winds (40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) very likely over Southwest & adjoining Westcentral ArabianSea; speed reaching 40-50 kmph over North Arabian Sea and along/off Gujarat coast, GulfofMannar. Fishermen not to venture here, the IMD said.