Heavy rain since morning has led to waterlogging in a lot of components of Mumbai which has been warned of additional showers through the day. The metropolis’s civic physique has requested residents to “follow all necessary precautions and stay away from the shore”. The Met division has issued an ‘Orange’ alert for the city, warning of “heavy to very heavy” rainfall instantly.
An ‘Orange’ alert means native authorities should be “prepared”; a ‘Red’ alert signifies “immediate action.”
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has moreover forecast heavy rain for Thane, Palghar and totally different coastal districts of the Maharashtra.
The latest satellite tv for pc television for computer photographs current “prospects of remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall (greater than 200 mm) over Konkan, together with Mumbai, Thane immediately…,” KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai tweeted.
Traffic movement is common in Mumbai nonetheless some buses are being diverted due to waterlogging throughout the low-lying areas.
The Santacruz local weather bureau in Mumbai recorded 86 mm rainfall from 8.30 am to eight.30 pm on Tuesday and the Colaba station reported 50 mm rainfall all through the an identical interval.
According to the IMD, rainfall between 64 mm to 115 mm is taken under consideration “heavy” whereas precipitation between 115 mm and 204 mm is termed as “very heavy”.
On Tuesday, the local weather office talked about, heavy rainfall will be anticipated in Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad, and Jalna districts.
In the wake of the heavy downpour in Mumbai and coastal Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday upgraded the warning status from orange to red.
The city has been witnessing heavy rains since Tuesday night, resulting in water logging in many areas
The bulletin said “Scarttered heavy to heavy Rainfall with isolated Extremely heavy Falls very Likely to occur over Mumbai City, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri Districts During the Next 18 hours”.
The bulletin added that due to the heavy rains, inundation of low-lying areas is expected. The rains could also lead to disruption in electricity and water supply, local traffic and road transport.
Until 8.30 a.m., Dadar had recorded 15.9 centimetres of rainfall; Parel 13.2 cms; Colaba 12.9 cms; Worli 11.7 cms; Santacruz 10.6 cms; Santacruz 6.3 cms; Borivali 10.1 cms, as per the bulletin.