Monsoon to reach Mumbai by June 10-11: IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that the south-west monsoon is expected to reach Mumbai by this weekend.
"Monsoon has reached Vengurla (on Goa border) in the state. It arrives in Mumbai generally by June 10. Sometimes the scheduled arrival is delayed by a couple of days. As per the current development, the monsoon would reach Mumbai by this weekend," P C S Rao, scientist, India Meteorological Department, Pune, said.
The city and surrounding areas received spells of pre-monsoon showers last evening.
Farmers in most parts of Maharashtra have completed preparations for sowing, the state agriculture commissioner’s office had said a couple of days ago.
IMD on Tuesday upgraded its monsoon forecast for the country this year to 98 percent of `Long Period Average from the earlier 96 percent.
(With PTI inputs)