IMD Issues Yellow Alert in Mumbai and Thane for Friday and Saturday

IMD Issues Yellow Alert in Mumbai and Thane for Friday and Saturday

With rains expected to intensify across parts Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in some places of Mumbai and Thane for Friday and Saturday. Separately, the IMD has sent out an orange alert for Palghar with heavy rains expected in some regions on Saturday. 

The city was greeted with rains during the wee hours of Friday with Chembur recording the highest rainfall (94mm) between 9 AM to 3 PM. IMD data also showed that some regions of Navi Mumbai and Thane saw approximately 40 to 70mm of rainfall in the same time period.

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IMD’s Deputy Director of the Western Region, KS Hosalikar said - “Intense spells are being observed in these areas with breaks. A typical rainy day here - cloudy sky, moderate to heavy spells. Satellite/radar images also confirm the same.”

Maharashtra has seen heavy rainfall over the past few months with a recent report suggesting that the state recorded 16% above normal rainfall this season since June. Last week, it was reported that Lake Tansa was overflowing due to the excessive rainfall with its collective water stock now standing at around 87.20 per cent. 

Despite the civic body conducting pre-monsoon works to avoid clogging of streets, South Mumbai witnessed some flooding earlier this month with some heritage buildings affected.

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