IMD predicts heavy showers over Maharashtra today as Southwest Monsoon marks onset

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that the ‘Southwest Monsoon’ is progressing in parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. The weather agency has predicted heavy to very heavy rains, with isolated extremely heavy rainfall in the region. Dr. Soma Sen Roy, a Senior Scientist at IMD, stated, “Associated with this monsoon onset in advance, we are seeing heavy to very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, mainly over Maharashtra and parts of coastal Karnataka during the last 2-3 days.” He further added, “We are expecting very heavy rainfall, likely to continue over this region, including south and Central Maharashtra (Marathwada, South Madhya Maharashtra), Konkan, Coastal Karnataka, and parts of North interior Karnataka. Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue today, with a gradual reduction expected thereafter.”

The weather agency has forecast a partly cloudy sky for Mumbai today. The weather report suggests heat wave conditions in many places and strong surface winds that could be occasionally gusty. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the financial capital are expected to reach around 43.4 and 28 degrees Celsius. The extended forecast for the next six days, until June 17, predicts heatwave conditions. In a weather bulletin dated June 10, the Meteorological Department reported that conditions are favourable for the further advancement of the Southwest Monsoon into more parts of the North Arabian Sea, some parts of South Gujarat, and some more parts of Maharashtra during the next 2 days.


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