Weather Update: Monsoon arrives in Maharashtra; to reach Mumbai in 3-4 days

Weather Update: Monsoon arrives in Maharashtra; to reach Mumbai in 3-4 days

Weather Update: Monsoon arrives in Maharashtra; to reach Mumbai in 3-4 days

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The monsoon made its timely onset in parts of south Maharashtra on Thursday, advancing to areas like Kolhapur, Satara, and Sangli. According to Medha Khole of IMD Pune, Mumbai and Pune can expect the monsoon to arrive within the next 3-4 days. Weather models indicate heavy to extremely heavy rainfall along the west coast, particularly in Mumbai and areas south of the city around June 10-12.

The IMD has issued a ‘heavy rain warning’ for isolated places in Mumbai and Thane on June 10, with accompanying gusty winds of 50-60 kmph. A yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai and Thane from June 7 to June 10, indicating thunderstorms, lightning, light to moderate rainfall, and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph at isolated places.

Despite some light rain activity in certain areas over the past few days, Mumbai has not experienced significant pre-monsoon rainfall. Currently, a 10% water cut is in effect in the city due to severe water shortage, with the stock in the supplying lakes standing at 9.44 lakh million liters as of Thursday.

The civic body has stated that water cuts will continue until satisfactory rainfall is received. The IMD reports that the southwest monsoon has further advanced into various parts of central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, West Central Bay of Bengal, and Northwest Bay of Bengal.

The official onset date of the monsoon over Mumbai is slated for June 11. On Thursday, both day and night temperatures remained higher than usual, with the IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatories recording temperatures above normal levels.