Mumbai is set to face orographic rain, the weather man has predicted “really heavy rains” that has “affected normal life” in Mumbai from last 13 days.
It has been raining intermittently in the city and is likely to become heavier over the weekend and to be continue till next Friday. Extremely heavy rainfall is expected across the Mumbai.
According to Meteorological department of India, a “moist air is lifting and moves over a mountain range” formation of cloud over Konkan and Goa and it will gradually move towards north along the Maharashtra coast.
From June 6 , much of the city received moderate to heavy rain and lashed almost all western part of Mumbai.
The rain, has struck the financial capital along with thunder and lightning. Every incoming and outgoing trains and flights affected by this heavy orographic rainfal. On the road, massive traffic jams, accidents and left some neighbourhoods without electricity.
This year the soutwest monsoon hit the Indian peninsula and reached at Kerala on May 29 instead of its usual period June 1.
Why Indian Monsoon Reached Earlier This Year:
ITCZ (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) developed earlier on the Indian ocean and therefore cause early orographic rainfall. The ITCZ is the hypothetical line where the north-east trade winds from the northern hemisphere and the south-east trades from the southern hemisphere meet.
The Inter- Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) shifts northwards. The south-west winds now approaching the Indian peninsula have to travel a long distance over the Indian Ocean.