Mumbai Rains: Heavy showers to continue, IMD issues orange alert

Updated: 29 August, 2020 15:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to the private weather agency Skymet, Mumbai to witness downpour till Saturday night. The intensity of shower will decline from Sunday.

Picture/Satej Shinde
Picture/Satej Shinde

Mumbaikars have been experiencing heavy rains since Friday afternoon that has led to waterlogging in different parts of the city and the suburbs. According to Skymet, the rains will continue in Mumbai till Saturday night. The intensity of the shower will decline from Sunday.

The private weather agency said in its report that the rain activity is due to the combined effect of a well-marked low-pressure area over North East Madhya Pradesh and a cyclonic circulation over south-east Pakistan. These parameters have resulted in activation of monsoon surge over North Konkan and Goa, and Gujarat, the report said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the northern Konkan region including Mumbai as the showers are likely to cause flooding in the low lying areas of the city and cause traffic disruptions.  

Skymet also said that even as the rain activity will see a drop on Sunday, the possibility of isolated intense spells cannot be ruled out. It further said that due to the rain activity, the weather in the city and the suburbs will be pleasant for the two to three days.

The report further mentioned that the weather over Mumbai will go dry on September 1 and significant weather activity is not expected till September 8. During the time period, city temperature will see a marginal rise by two to three degrees.

Monsoon activity in the past 24 hours

Mumbai and the suburbs witnessed incessant rains throughout Friday evening that has led to waterlogging in different parts of the city and central parts of the suburbs. According to Skymet, the Santacruz observatory received 85.4mm rains whereas Colaba recorded 108mm. Moreover, Thane-Belapur area recorded 110 mm, Dahanu 103 mm, Matheran 149 mm, and Mahabaleshwar 53 mm of rains on Friday.

The private weather agency said in its report that the Santacruz received a sum of 3038.4 mm during this monsoon between June 1 and August 29,  which is 1191.5 mm more than the normal rainfall. On the other hand, Colaba has recorded a total sum of 2816.1 mm rains between June 1 and August 29  which is 1126.2 mm more than the average rainfall.

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First Published: 29 August, 2020 14:52 IST

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