The Met department told on Thursday that south-west rpt south-west monsoon is expected to reach Mumbai by week-end.
The city and surrounding areas received spells of pre-monsoon showers on Wednesday evening.
Farmers in most parts of Maharashtra have completed preparations for sowing, the state agriculture commissioner’s office had said a couple of days ago.
Speaking to PTI, P C S Rao, scientist, India Meteorological Department, Pune, said, “Monsoon has reached Vengurla (on Goa border) in the state. It arrives in Mumbai generally by June 10. Sometimes the scheduled arrival is delayed by a couple of days. As per the current development, the monsoon would reach Mumbai by this weekend.”
IMD on Tuesday upgraded its monsoon forecast for the country in 2017 to 98 percent of ‘Long Period Average’ from the earlier 96 percent.