On 21st October, IMD has declared that the Southwest Monsoon has been withdrawn from the country. IMD forecasted that the Northeast Monsoon will be commenced over Southern peninsular India wef 26th October.
During the week, highest maximum temperatures were recorded at Bhuj( Kutch) in the country. Thunderstorm activity were reported in Solapur, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune and coastal parts of Maharashtra. The evening /night thunderstorm activities over the region are the indication of withdrawal of Monsoon.
During the week, the light variable winds were observed over Mumbai which reflected in temperature variations and thunder activity. However, now onwards northerly to northeasterly dry winds will be prevailed over Mumbai resulting in decrease in humidity in the air and rise in maximum temperatures.
During October and early November, there is a sudden decrease of humidity due to inflow of dry air and maximum temperatures show increasing trends whereas the minimum temperature does not decrease considerably. This weather conditions make people uncomfortable. This unique feature over Mumbai and around areas is known as ‘October Heat.’
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK 22ND October 27th October 2018
Generally dry weather prevailed over North Maharashtra and Gujarat. South Maharashtra and South Konkan will be experiencing light rain/thunderstorms during the week. Tamilnadu and Coastal southern Andhra Pradesh will get his first shower of Northeast Monsoon as a cyclonic circulation will be forming over Andaman sea.