Mumbai Rain: Brace yourself for heavy rainfall on Sep 19

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in and around Mumbai on September 19

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There were forecasts of heavy rainfall on Monday but that did not happen. Now, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has revised its forecast and said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in central Maharashtra including Mumbai.

Usually, by this time, monsoon starts to decline but this time around, there seems to be no such sight of the same. According to the Meteorological Department it is expected to be even more active from September 19-20 and Mumbai, Palghar and Thane will be at a receiving end of heavy rainfall. The spell is expected to last from Thursday to Saturday. 

Anupam Kashyapi, head of IMD said, “As a result of activation of strong monsoon currents above the state there is a chance of rainfall all over the state. However, specifically on the ghat section in Western Maharashtra, there is a chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall”.

The island city has already recorded its wettest-ever monsoon, with 3,458.2mm rain between June and September 15. This is despite a 15-day delay in the season’s onset.

During this monsoon season, Mumbai experienced a flood-like situation four times and the primary reason for this was Mithi river was overflowing. In order to prevent this situation in the next year, Mumbai Police claimed that they will be deploying special squad for transport woes during these situations and will further make use of more inflatable boats to rescue people.

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