Mumbai rain: Monsoon may get stronger; Delhi sees sunny Friday



Mumbai and Delhi experienced completely different weather conditions on Friday. While heavy rains saw Mumbai’s roads waterlogged, Delhi has witnessed a sunny day on Friday.

According to reports, monsoon in Mumbai was already expected to get stronger and it was said on Thursday the city might experience heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours.

“Typhoon Neoguri that was active in the Pacific region over the last few days crossed Japan yesterday. The typhoon was pulling away moisture which decreased the intensity of rainfall here. The outshore trough now developed here has activated monsoon in Maharashtra and parts of Konkan region,” PTI had quoted V.K Rajeev, Director General, Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai as saying.

The moisture that had developed along the coastline of Mumbai was to ensure that the city received strong rainfall for the next 2-3 days, he said on Thursday.

According to MeT records, the southern part of city received 111.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, while north Mumbai received 49.1 mm.

The island city had witnessed the first heavy rains of the season at the beginning of this month, which led to severe disruption of vehicular traffic and suburban train services due to water-logging at several places. More info