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Light to moderate rainfall predicted for Mumbai in next 48 hours: IMD

KS Hosalikar from the IMD has predicted that Mumbai is likely to experience light to moderate showers in the next 48 hours.

Light to moderate rainfall predicted for Mumbai in next 48 hours: IMD
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KS Hosalikar, Director General of Meteorology, from the IMD, predicted that Mumbai is likely to experience light to moderate showers in the next 48 hours.

In the city, there have been warnings of downpour earlier in Mumbai and in the adjacent areas. However, the rainfall was expected to be regular. It is being predicted that the downpour is going to increase in Mumbai from Monday, June 22. Mahesh Palat, the VP of Skymet, had earlier stated that rain and thunder clouds are still hovering over the south of Mumbai. He further predicted it to move north and the downpour to gradually increase across the southern suburbs than over the city.

The southwest monsoon had earlier continued its journey and covered the entire state of Maharashtra and parts of Chhattisgarh and Gujarat while many parts of northern India experienced hot and humid weather. Meanwhile, as incessant rains have lashed Nashik in north Maharashtra, the IMD had earlier declared that parts of North Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Mumbai will witness heavy downpour.

In the past, three people which includes a senior citizen, sustained minor injuries after a ground-plus-one chawl structure collapsed at Jogeshwari East on Thursday afternoon, last week. In another incident at Kurla West, a portion of the dilapidated Mehtab society subsided. Even though no one sustained any injuries in the accident, the building has been declared dilapidated. Furthermore, in January this year, a major fire incident gutted 12 out of 120 rooms. Many residents had vacated the structure and at the time of the collapse, the affected portion had no inhabitants who were residing there.

According to BMC officials, the chawl structure at Meghwadi area in Jogeshwari East collapsed, injuring its residents. The injured — Sakira Shaikh (22), Tauseef Shaikh (28) and Fatima Qureshi (60) were taken to Cooper hospital and discharged after treatment.

The monsoon comes brings with it not only the rain and relief but its own set of problems. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, the incessant rains can pose to be an issue for the already affected city of Mumbai which currently has 67,586 cases of coronavirus.

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