Mumbai Rains: IMD issues a yellow alert for Saturday and Sunday

Mumbai Rains: IMD issues a yellow alert for Saturday and Sunday

On the evening of July 22, the Mumbaikars got to see their own versions of Northern lights. Most sky-watchers shared pictures on their social media and even commented on how the skyline looks picturesque. There were a few showers received in the last three days of the week but on Wednesday night they picked up the pace. 

As per IMD, Santacruz received 49mm of rainfall, Bandra 24mm, Ram Mandir 33mm and Mahalaxmi 14mm. Even Thane and Navi Mumbai also received isolated rain on Wednesday night. 

It is expected that in the coming time, the rain activity may pick up over the weekend. Keeping that in mind, a yellow alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Saturday and Sunday. This alert has been sounded for the entire Konkan coast, which includes Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg for Saturday and Sunday.

While two monsoon months are edging towards the end, the seven lakes that supply water to the city of Mumbai almost have 50 per cent less water this year compared to 2019. However, the BMC has notified that no decision has been taken with regards to water cuts in the city as they are closely monitoring the situation as of now.

There are seven lakes - Bhatsa, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar on Thane-Nashik belt and Tulsi and Vihar in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP) which provide water to the city of Mumbai. The water stock in these lakes stood at a little more than 4 lakhs million litres which is 28 per cent of the required water consumption.

It is expected that this fresh spell of rain will help ease the situation a little in the city. 

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