Monsoon to arrive in Mumbai by June 10-11, says IMD
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South-west monsoon is expected to reach Mumbai by week-end, the Met department said today. The city and surrounding areas received spells of pre-monsoon showers last evening.
Farmers in most parts of Maharashtra have completed preparations for sowing, the state agriculture commissioner’s office had said a couple of days ago.
Speaking to PTI, P C S Rao, scientist, India Meteorological Department, Pune, said, “Monsoon has reached Vengurla (on Goa border) in the state. It arrives in Mumbai generally by June 10. Sometimes the scheduled arrival is delayed by a couple of days. As per the current development, the monsoon would reach Mumbai by this weekend.”
IMD on Tuesday upgraded its monsoon forecast for the country this year to 98 percent of Rs.Long Period Average’ from the earlier 96 percent. PTI