Incessant Rain Warning For A Few Days In Mumbai, Palghar, Thane And Coastal Areas

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rain in the Vidarbha and Mumbai region of Maharashtra from Monday.

Incessant Rain Warning For A Few Days In Mumbai, Palghar, Thane And Coastal Areas

On Monday, overnight incessant rains lashed Mumbai and its areas. Monday onwards, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has cautioned of heavy rainfall in Vidarbha and the Mumbai area in Maharashtra.

The authority has also signalled towards rare stormy winds that could reach 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph over areas of the west-central and southwest Arabian sea. They have urged the fishermen too to go back to the coast since the alert of heavy and very heavy rain.

According to the report by the Times of India, senior scientist at the Regional meteorological department centre, Dr Shubhangi Bhute elaborated that a cyclonic situation is budding over the Bay of Bengal, as it further intensifies, the state will get further rainfall from September 20. She added that the Vidharbha region will bear the brunt first, majorly, the northern part from east to west of Maharashtra could receive heavy rains at some places. This will be followed by rains in the north part of the state, then coastal parts of Palghar, Thane and Mumbai, she mentioned.

Accounts further elucidated that local train services were functioning usually on the Western, Central, Harbour, Trans-harbour and fourth corridor lines. Long-distance trains weren’t rescheduled as well.

On Monday, Mumbai saw a high tide of 4.40 meters at 11.44 am, according to the BMC. Another high tide is anticipated at 11.59 today of 4.25 meters. A low tide will be seen of 0.92 meters at 5.50 pm today, the island city has attained 78.59 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours as of 8 am on Monday. Eastern and western suburbs attained 111.58 mm and 88.15mm of rains, stated the BMC.

On Monday, Thane, on the other hand, got 91.43 mm in the past 24 hours as of 8.30 am, said the Thane Municipal Corporation.

Since June 1, the IMD Santacruz and Colaba have registered, 2842.7mm and 2186.1mm, respectively.  

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