India’s commercial capital Mumbai could witness its much-awaited first monsoon showers in the next 24 hours. Rain could be heavy at a few places in the city and strong wind conditions will prevail during the next two days.
Monsoon rains will also hit in some more parts of the central peninsular region over Marathwada, Telangana, south Madhya Pradesh and south Chhattisgarh during the period. During the same period, rain will reduce in the interiors of the south peninsula.
The leading edge of south-west monsoon is surging ahead to reach Mumbai during the next 24 hours and is expected to cause moderate-to-heavy rain. The first phase of the monsoon rains with gradual increase in amount of rainfall will last till 15 June. At least 15-20mm of rain on an average is expected from Saturday onwards.
Monsoon rain will increase in intensity along the west coast, and many places over coastal Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra will receive moderate-to-heavy rain. South Gujarat, south-east Rajasthan and south-west Madhya Pradesh will get rain at one or two places as the moist south-westerly winds from the Arabian Sea will start affecting them during the next two-three days.
The eastern part of the monsoon line will progress to cover some parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and other North-East states. Heavy rain is expected at one or two places in these parts during the next 24 hours.
Rain will be witnessed at one or two places over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal due to the trough of low pressure that runs from west Rajasthan to the Bay of Bengal across Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.
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