Cyclonic circulation brings heavy precipitation to western India


New Delhi: Cyclonic circulation off the west coast caused heavy to very heavy rainfall in various districts of western Maharashtra, sections of Gujarat and central India, with several stations recording rains of over 60mm over the 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. Thusday.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the non-seasonal precipitation was caused by cyclonic circulation over the southeast and adjacent east-central Arabian Sea, as well as a trough in the lower levels that s’ This cyclonic circulation extended to Kutch in Gujarat, as well as the western disturbance, which was a trough in the westerly winds of the middle and upper troposphere in northwest India.

IMD previously predicted Mumbai would experience light to moderate precipitation on Thursday, while the rest of Maharashtra will remain dark, with possible fog, particularly along the Western Ghats.

Rainfall was reported for 24 hours, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursday: Santa Cruz 91.2 mm, Colaba 90.2 mm, Byculla 100.5 mm, CSMT 94.5 mm, Juhu Airport 93 mm, Matunga 94.5 mm , Sion 92.5 mm, Vikhroli 88.5 mm, Thane -Belapur 90.2 mm, and Dahanu 114.4 mm in Mumbai and its suburbs.

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