Widespread rainfall in Mumbai, Konkan: India Meteorological Centre

Updated: Jun 17, 2019, 11:27 IST | mid-day online desk | Mumbai

The India Meteorological Centre predicted widespread rainfall in Mumbai and Konkan regions from Tuesday till Thursday

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The India Meteorological Centre on Sunday predicted widespread rainfall in Mumbai and Konkan regions from Tuesday till Thursday. However, the Marathwada region, generally considered Maharashtra's foodgrain-producing hub, will have a dry spell till Wednesday and then receive showers in isolated parts, it added.

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Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra will receive low to medium intensity showers in some pockets, it said, adding that these would be the first showers of the south-west monsoon.

South-west monsoon in the state, where several tehsils are reeling under drought, has been delayed this year. Day four of the rains in the city and suburbs was no less troublesome than day three, no thanks to Cyclone Vayu. Four people were injured in tree fall incidents on Thursday, while in Thane a hoarding collapsed in the strong winds near the railway station. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Mother and child hurt In the first incident of injuries, Saiman Ballappa, 7, and his mother Sulochana Balappa, 45, were hurt near Jose Compound in Sahar village when a tree fell on them. The injured duo were immediately taken to the R N Cooper Hospital. Saiman's hand was fractured while Sulochana sustained injuries to her head and shoulders. While Saiman has been admitted, it is learnt that she took discharge against doctor's advice.

Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from PTI

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