Andheri, Santacruz witness light showers; monsoon will gain strength with widespread rainfall in Mumbai, Goa, Konkan till 29 June, predicts IMD

Munbai: Mumbaikars' wait for widespread rains seems to be getting longer with only light showers being witnessed Wednesday morning in areas like Andheri and Santacruz, a day after onset of the south-west monsoon was announced in Maharashtra, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

As per Met department, the monsoon will gain strength with a forecast of widespread rainfall in Goa and Konkan including Mumbai for four days till 29 June.

 Andheri, Santacruz witness light showers; monsoon will gain strength with widespread rainfall in Mumbai, Goa, Konkan till 29 June, predicts IMD

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Earlier in the morning, areas such as Andheri and Santacruz received some precipitation.

"We are observing the cloud pattern so that we can predict the possible downpour. The forecast for the next four days, till 29 June, is of widespread rainfall in Goa and Konkan including Mumbai," the official said.

"The Madhya Maharashtra region would receive some showers while other areas may have some dry days ahead," he said.

Marathwada and Vidarbha regions share similar forecast of scattered showers till 29 June which also means that the farming community as well as drinking water supply schemes in this region would have to wait longer to get sufficient rains to meet their needs.

As per the state government, more than 6,000 tankers are supplying drinking water in various villages and hamlets.

The monsoon, which generally arrives in Mumbai on 10 June every year, is behind schedule by more than two weeks, which is the longest such delay in the last ten years, IMD had said.

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Updated Date: Jun 26, 2019 12:53:42 IST