Rainfall is likely to continue in Mumbai for the next two to three days due to depression forming over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday.
“Due to depression forming over the Bay of Bengal, there will be more activity along the west coast and particularly Mumbai also and that will continue at least till July 4 or 5. So there should be continuous rainfall activity over the west coast and in coastal Maharashtra particularly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is possible," said DS Pai, senior scientist, IMD.
Pai said as of now monsoon has crossed southern part of Gujarat, most parts of Maharashtra, eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh and up to eastern Uttar Pradesh. He further said that in the next 24 hours, monsoon should move further to the central region and Rajasthan.
He said June rainfall was slightly lower than expected.
“We are expecting July to be around 95 percent as we predicted in the month of June and the second half close to 100 percent... overall, between 15th to 20th July it (monsoon) should cover the entire country," he added.
First Published: IST