Mumbai Rains 2020: Heavy rain in city, Navi Mumbai and Thane; more showers in next 24 hours

Updated: Jun 18, 2020, 15:32 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts a wet Thursday for Mumbai while private weather company Skymet warns of heavy downpour in next 24 hours

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

Mumbai city, Thane and Navi Mumbai witnessed heavy rain on Thursday morning and the showers were accompanied by wind and thunder in some places. Though monsoon has covered almost the whole of Maharashtra, Mumbai and its neighbouring areas have been receiving normal scanty rainfall in the past few days. The downpour on Thursday is a welcome relief to the city and nearby areas. More rains are predicted for Mumbai and its neighbouring areas in the next 24 hours, said private weather agency Skymet Weather.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also predicted a wet Thursday for Mumbai as intense rainfall has been reported with downpour predicted to lash isolated parts of the city in the next three hours.

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IMD also forecasted generally cloudy skies for the city with light to moderate rains for the next 24 hours. The Santacruz observatory of the weather department has recorded a maximum temperature of 32.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The Colaba observatory has recorded a maximum temperature of 31.1 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 26.8 degrees Celsius.

The IMD’s Deputy Director of Meteorology K S Hosalikar had tweeted earlier in the day saying that the lightning and thundershowers were reported from the south Konkan region, including Goa and Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri. “Satellite and radar images indicating intense cloud bands over these areas,” he said, adding that Mumbai also received light rains in the morning and remained cloudy.  

According to Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation was reported over the North Central adjoining northeastern Arabian Sea that has resulted in moderate to heavy rains in the Konkan region, including the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Goa.

rainsA view from Thakur Village in Kandivali during the rains. Pictures/Satej Shinde

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a ‘red alert’ for Goa with predictions of heavy to very heavy rainfall in several places of the Union Territory, including capital Panjim.
 rainsHeavy rains lashed different parts of Mumbai on Thursday. Another view from Thakur Village, Kandivali East

Meanwhile, according to a report in PTI, the mercury remained above normal limits in several parts of northern India, leading to a heatwave in some areas of Rajasthan on Wednesday, even as the IMD announced the monsoon will hit the national capital in less than a week from now.

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