The commercial capital of India, Mumbai, witnessed incessant rains with suburban Malad (west) recording the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sunday, an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. Powai, with 77.80 mm of rainfall, and Mulund (west), with 76 mm rainfall, during the same period stood second and third respectively, the IMD official said.
Coastal areas of the city like Colaba, Mazgaon and Worli received less rainfall in comparison, he added.
The IMD official explained, "Synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat."
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The official said that under the influence of these meteorological conditions, isolated heavy to very heavy rain over Konkan and Goa and isolated heavy rainfall over Gujarat region, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Karnataka and Kerala is very likely.
"The intensity of rainfall is expected to decrease on Monday and only South Gujarat, Konkan and Goa may experience isolated heavy rainfall," the official said.
Meanwhile, in a big relief for the Delhiites who are reeling under heat-wave-like conditions, the IMD on Sunday predicted that monsoon will hit the national capital anytime between June 29 to July 1.
According to the IMD and the private weather forecasting agency Skymet, Delhi will see arrival of monsoon on-time while the rainfall in Long Period Average (LPA) is not yet clear.
The monsoon's course had been subdued for over a week. However, from Sunday, it has revived and started moving towards the north, weather analysts said.
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(With PTI inputs)