Southwest Monsoon Advances Over Mumbai Ahead of Schedule

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Heat wave conditions are likely to persist over parts of East India and Uttar Pradesh for the next five days

Mumbai, June 9, 2024 – The Southwest Monsoon has made an early arrival in Mumbai today, advancing two days ahead of the normal onset date of June 11. This early onset is expected to bring significant weather changes across various regions in India.

Heavy Rainfall Alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall alert for the following areas:

  • South Konkan & Goa
  • South Madhya Maharashtra
  • Coastal & North Interior Karnataka

These regions are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls on June 9 and June 10. Residents and authorities are advised to take necessary precautions to mitigate any potential impact from the heavy rains.

Heat Wave Conditions in Northwest India

In contrast, a fresh spell of heat wave conditions is expected to commence over Northwest India starting from June 9. This comes after a brief respite from the intense heat experienced earlier this month. The IMD urges people in these areas to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours.

Ongoing Heat Wave in East India and Uttar Pradesh

Additionally, the ongoing heat wave conditions are likely to persist over parts of East India and Uttar Pradesh for the next five days. This prolonged heatwave poses significant health risks, and it is crucial for the affected populations to take appropriate measures to stay cool and safe.

Weather Forecast Summary

  • Mumbai and surrounding regions: Expect heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls on June 9 and June 10.
  • Northwest India: A fresh heat wave is set to begin on June 9.
  • East India & Uttar Pradesh: Continued heat wave conditions over the next five days.

The IMD continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide regular updates. Stay tuned for further weather advisories and stay safe.


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