Mumbai to witness moderate to heavy rainfall for next 48 hours: IMD

IMD also issued advisory stating the thunderstorms will be accompanied by strong surface wind reaching at 40 kilometres per hour


Mumbaikars might still have to bear with the rains as the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) on Tuesday, predicted moderate to heavy rains along with thunderstorms in Mumbai and some parts of Maharashtra, for the next 48 hours.

As monsoon looks to depart, the IMD has also issued an advisory stating that the citizens will have to face thunderstorms which will be accompanied by strong surface wind reaching at 40 kilometres per hour.

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Parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Central Maharashtra are likely to be hit by thunderstorms anytime in this week. Nashik and other districts in North Maharashtra may face gusty winds followed by heavy rainfall in short time from Monday onwards,” the IMD official said.

“Light showers are likely to continue in Maharashtra till October 15, after which the retreat of the monsoon is likely to start,” KS Hosalikar said.

Previously, the island city had already recorded its wettest-ever monsoon, with 3,458.2mm rain between June and September 15. According to the reports by the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Maharashtra government, before 2019, the all-time record for rainfall was in 3,451.6 mm in 1954.

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