These late season rains in the overall peninsula regions are sure to be of great help to an otherwise weak monsoon.
Maharashtra, A.P. and north Karnataka will be the main beneficiary states. Around the 3rd. of October, coastal regions of south Maharastra and Goa can get very heavy rains, maybe upto 300 mms /day.
Northern regions will continue to remain dry.
ECMWF predicts the prevailing well-marked ‘low’ may cross the peninsula and show up over the west coast around October 5.
Also, all eyes on look out for the new low in the bay, remant of Typhoon Ketsana.
And, October does recieve sizable amounts of rain too. The highest Oct rain for Colaba was way back in 1917, when in this month Colaba had 507 mms or rain.( No mean amount !). And not too far back, in 2006, Colaba recieved 246 mms of rain in Oct. S'Cruz got 238 mms that month.
So, we just cannot neglect the October rains for the seasonal totals, not till the monsoon withdraws from the city.