Expect rainfall from ‘these’ dates in Pune & Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra

Expect rainfall from ‘these’ dates in Pune & Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra

Expect rainfall from ‘these’ dates in Pune & Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra

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According to a report quoting an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon is likely to begin in Mumbai & Pune around June 10-11, 2024. While an official statement has yet to be issued, the monsoon onset in Kerala suggests that Mumbai and Pune could see the rains starting within this period. This aligns with the usual timeframe for Mumbai’s monsoon, although last year’s monsoon was delayed due to Cyclone Biparjoy.

The IMD’s Weather Bulletin indicated that rainfall activity over Kerala is expected to increase towards the end of the first week and the beginning of the second week, leading to the probable onset of the monsoon over Kerala around May 31, with a margin of ±4 days. Rainfall activity is forecasted to be above normal over east and northeast India, near normal over central and south Peninsular India, and below normal over northwest India.

In Maharashtra, there have been warnings of storms, heavy rains, and heat waves. The past few days have seen the threat of Cyclone Remal impacting the weather across the country. 

In Maharashtra, despite the presence of black clouds, the primary effect has been an increase in heat. While Mumbai and Konkan experience cloudy weather and rising temperatures, parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha have witnessed unseasonal weather patterns.

Sunday started with cloudy weather in Mumbai, but as the day progressed, the heat increased. On Monday, May 27, 2024, similar weather is expected in Mumbai and its suburbs. 

According to the Meteorological Department, light rain is likely in the city and suburbs in the next 24 hours, with the sky remaining partly cloudy. Even if temperatures don’t rise significantly, the humidity will make it feel hotter. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city are expected to be around 34 and 29 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Some districts in Marathwada are likely to experience thundershowers at isolated places, with winds blowing at speeds of 40 to 50 km per hour. South Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra, and Vidarbha are also expected to see rain with thundershowers.

Additionally, a heat wave warning has been issued for six districts in the state for the next 24 hours. The intensity of the heat wave will be more pronounced in Vidarbha, influenced by rising temperatures in northern India. A heat wave is predicted in Chandrapur, Nanded, Hingoli, Dhule, and Jalgaon for the next three days, and in Akola for four days. Despite these conditions, there is no sign of the monsoon yet, indicating that it will likely arrive in June.

On May 27, 2024, it is reported that the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Remal” over Coastal Bangladesh and adjoining Coastal West Bengal moved northwards at a speed of 15 kmph over the past six hours, weakening into a Cyclonic Storm. It was centered near latitude 22.5°N and longitude 89.3°E, about 150 km northeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 110 km northwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 70 km northeast of Canning (West Bengal), and 30 km west-southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh). 

The system is likely to move north-northeastwards, then northeastwards, and gradually weaken further.