Mumbai : Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has showered by moderate spells of rain and isolated heavy showers on Friday. It has brought relief from hot and humid conditions.
The suburbs recorded 5.5mm rain this morning while south Mumbai recorded 7.6mm. Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Vasai-Virar etc all recorded moderate to heavy showers.
It is likely to continue through the weekend, the weather bureau said.
“As forecasted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rain was recorded across Mumbai Metropolitan Region making it the first proper monsoon spell. The monsoon currents are strong over the west coast with a cyclonic circulation (weather system) currently over Mumbai and surrounding areas and an offshore trough, which is further strengthening monsoon currents,” said KS Hosalikar IMD’s deputy director general (western region).
“Moderate showers with isolated heavy spells will continue till Sunday,” Hosalikar added.
While the intensity of rains has increased, it might not be able to meet the rain deficiency for Mumbai.