Mumbai drenched, Delhi awaits monsoon magic
As per the IMD, Delhi & rest of North India will receive pre-monsoon showers beginning Wednesday with the actual monsoon arriving by end of the week.
New Delhi/Mumbai: It’s a tale of two capitals – the political and the financial. One in the North, New Delhi, is baking in scorching sun, with monsoon failing to keep its date; the other in the West, Mumbai, is completely drenched with more rains expected on Tuesday.
As per the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), Delhi and the rest of North India will receive pre-monsoon showers beginning tomorrow with the actual monsoon arriving by end of the week.
IMD director SC Bhan had on Monday evening said that the monsoon was expected to gain strength in the next 48 hours.
Monsoon is currently held up in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and eastern Uttar Pradesh, where it had reached on June 21.
Mumbai, on the other hand, experienced heavy downpour on Monday evening. As per the Met office, the city received 26 mm of rains last evening causing power disruptions and traffic jams across the city.
The heavy downpour had also disrupted flight movements at the Mumbai international airport for about 30 minutes.
Not just this, the weather office has issued a warning of high tide over the next five days accompanied by heavy rains.
As per the IMD, a high tide of 4.66 metres is likely to be witnessed at 12.05 pm today.