Southwest monsoon expected to withdraw by October 15: IMD

Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai: Weathermen on Saturday said that the southwest monsoon is expected to withdraw

from north Konkan, including Mumbai, by next weekend.
Currently, the withdrawal line for the southwest monsoon passes through Jaipur and Barmer in Rajasthan for the western part of the country. However, withdrawal from the national capital has been completed, said weathermen.
“Mumbai and surrounding areas can expect some light showers over the next couple of days, but the conditions will remain mostly cloudy,” said Biswajit Mukhopadhyay, additional director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD), adding dry conditions are expected to prevail over most parts of the state.
On Saturday, the city saw a clear sky with a rise in day temperatures. The city and suburbs both recorded a maximum temperature at 31 degrees Celsius, a degree Celsius above normal. Night temperatures, however, were closer to normal levels, around the 24 degrees Celsius mark, at both Santacruz and Colaba weather stations.
There was a drop in humidity levels as Santacruz recorded 58% humidity while 84% was recorded at Colaba on Saturday.