Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2019

Mumbai to witness monsoon arrival in 24 hours: IMD

Monday was a relief for several states from sweltering temperatures with lashing rains and drought fear seems gone now. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) about half of India has now been covered by monsoon and later this week other parts will receive the showers.

It is predicted monsoons to reach Mumbai in about two or three days. IMD said there could be more than 2.5 mm of rainfall initially. If it fails, this year could be the most delayed monsoon in the past 45 years.

There was a delayed monsoon in 1974 and the first shower in the state reached on June 28.

Meanwhile, monsoon has reached eastern and southern parts of Madhya Pradesh. The places which received good rains include Mandla, Balaghat, Khandwa, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Indore.

IMD said the south-west monsoon is to cover almost whole of Maharashtra this week.

Uttar Pradesh received light rainfall on Monday as below:

Bareilly – 19.8 mm
Jhansi – 2.2 mm
Kanpur – 6.0 mm
Hardoi – 16.2 mm
Hamirpur – 14.0 mm
Shahjahanpur – 43.0 mm

Amid the IMD announcement of monsoon Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh recorded 40.4 degrees Celsius temperature. A total of seventeen deaths were reported on Sunday.

Mumbai, monsoon, IMD

Delhi witnessed a temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius.

Apart from these, the IMD has issued a yellow alert for Himachal Pradesh for Tuesday. It is learned places in the state may witness thunderstorm. Hailstorm forecast has been issued for Shimla.

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