Mumbai rains: Brace for heavy downpour for next three days

Updated: 14 October, 2020 15:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The IMD has issued a heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places for Mumbai on Thursday and Friday and only on Thursday for Thane and Palghar

Health workers take shelter during heavy rains in Mumbai. Pic/AFP.
Health workers take shelter during heavy rains in Mumbai. Pic/AFP.

Heavy to extremely heavy rains will batter areas in Maharashtraincluding Mumbai, over the next two-three days, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

"There is an extremely low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and the clouds developed because of it would be hovering on Maharashtra from October 14 to 16. It would result into heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over some parts of Maharashtra,” said an IMD official.

The IMD has issued ‘heavy to very heavy’ rain at isolated places for Mumbai on Thursday and Friday and only on Thursday for Thane and Palghar. For Wednesday and Saturday a ‘green’ alert – light to moderate rain – has been issued for the three districts. Raigad, however, is forecast to receive extremely heavy rain on Thursday.

“Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada regions are expected to get showers on Wednesday while Mumbai and Konkan regions would receive rain on 15th and 16th,” the IMD official added.

The IMD’s  Santacruz observatory recorded 2.2 mm rain between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm on Tuesday. The Colaba observatory, indicative of the island city, recorded 1.2 mm rain in the same period. Most of the rain was received after 5.30 pm. Other parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, like Thane and Navi Mumbai, reported up to 6 mm rainfall.

According to revenue officials, heavy showers in the last couple of days have damaged crops in Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

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First Published: 14 October, 2020 15:18 IST

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