Mumbai, June 27: After a delay of nearly two weeks, Mumbaikars will soon witness heavy rainfall as the southwest monsoon winds have now advanced into western and central India. Parts of Maharashtra have been receiving light showers since the last few days, but widespread rains have seen a delay this year. Along with Maharashtra, several places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have also been receiving heavy rainfall. However, a dry weather  prevailed in most parts of eastern and northern states. As per details by Met department, the monsoon will gain strength with a forecast of widespread rainfall in Goa and Konkan including Mumbai for the next few days till June 29.  Monsoon 2019 Forecast in India: Know Date & Progress of Rainfall This Season Across The Country. 

In Mumbai, monsoon generally arrives on June 10 every year. However, this year, the monsoon is behind schedule by more than two weeks, which is the longest such delay in the last ten years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. According to weather bulletin by the IMD, above normal rainfall activity likely to occur over Maharashtra and southern parts of East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Monsoon 2019 Tracker: Rainfall Forecast in India; Progress of Southwest Monsoon Winds And Weather Prediction For Next 5 Days. 

The IMD further added saying that heavy rainfall will hit the northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Also, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh are set to receive heavy rainfall. The rest of the country will witness below normal to normal rainfall activity in the coming days.

On Wednesday, parts of Mumbai witnessed light showers in areas like Andheri and Santacruz, a day after onset of the south-west monsoon was announced in Maharashtra. The IMD informed that it is observing the cloud pattern so that possible downpour can be predicted. The IMD further added saying that Marathwada and Vidarbha regions in Maharashtra share similar forecast of scattered showers till June 29. This means that farmers as well as drinking water supply schemes in this region would have to wait longer to get sufficient rains to meet their needs.

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