Mumbai, Thane and Palghar woke up to isolated light showers accompanied by low temperature on the first day of December. As per reports, the IMD has issued a yellow alert in these regions for Wednesday amid forecasts of a moderate to isolated heavy monsoon spell through the day.
According to the MeT department, these unseasonal rains have been spurred due to western disturbances, intensified by a low-pressure area over the east-central Arabian Sea off Maharashtra. These showers are likely to extend until Thursday, added reports.
Intense rains to wash South Mumbai & western suburbs on Thursday
According to the IMD's daily bulletin, a low-pressure area off and over the coast of Maharashtra is set to bring increased rainfall, isolated thunderstorms to Mumbai, satellite district and adjoining states including Gujarat, central India, from December 1 to 3. A cloudy sky will persist for the next 24 hours bringing intense rains over the coastal South Mumbai and western suburbs.
As per reports, lightning, thunderstorms, gusty winds and isolated heavy rains will characterise the sultry weather, across the MMR, on Thursday. Thane, Palghar and part of Navi Mumbai will experience weather disturbances. Temperatures are likely to are average between 23°C to 29°C from the next 48 hours.
The monsoon turbulence will also be felt across Madhya Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh. Sporadic rainfall with thunderstorms, dust storms and lightning is expected in these regions. Maximum rainfall activity is likely on Thursday, read the IMD bulletin.
Another cyclonic storm in India?
The Indian Meteorological Department has also sounded an alert over a possible cyclone, off the coast of Odisha on Saturday. The Regional MeT Centre has advised all fishermen to return to the coast by December 2 morning, amid the concerns of cyclonic activity and choppy seas in the area.
This upcoming cyclone will be the fourth such storm hitting the Indian mainland this year. Earlier, Cyclone Tauktae, Cyclone Gulaab and Cyclone Yaas have left behind a trail of destruction, intense rain activity and turbulent weather across the country.