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  • In a revival of the southwest monsoon over the west coast, continuous rain has been lashing Mumbai and parts of Konkan since Sunday night.
  • Recording over 1,400 mm, Mumbai experienced one of its heaviest showers of July. But now, more rain is expected over the maximum city all through this week.

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has placed five districts, including Mumbai, on a red alert as intense rain is expected during the next few hours, and continuous rain till August 6.

So What is causing such heavy rain?

  • Multiple and simultaneous favourable weather systems are presently active, which have revived the southwest monsoon.

  • According to IMD bulletin on Wednesday morning, a cyclonic circulation lies over south Gujarat and neighbourhood at middle and upper troposphere levels.
  • As a consequence, southwesterly monsoon flow has strengthened over the Arabian sea with southwesterly winds speed reaching 50-60 kmph along and off Konkan Coast at surface and lower tropospheric levels
  • In addition, the monsoon trough, which now lies at its normal position, is expected to shift southwards which will further intensify rainfall activity in the coming three to four days.

 
 

 

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