Mumbai: Heavy rain, thunderstorm, gusty winds likely in city today says IMD

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao
| Mumbai |

September 21, 2020 1:20:59 am

The seasonal rainfall in the city has been in extra. (File)

AFTER MINIMAL rainfall exercise in the city during the last week, monsoon is about to revive from Monday. The climate bureau on Sunday issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Monday with a forecast of thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and heavy rain at remoted locations in Mumbai, Palghar and Thane. A thundershower warning has additionally been for the following 24 hours.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated rainfall exercise could intensify on Tuesday and has issued an ‘orange alert’ with a forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at remoted locations for Mumbai and Thane on Tuesday. A ‘red alert’ with a forecast of extraordinarily heavy rain has been issued for Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg on Tuesday.

“Mumbai and Thane are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain on September 21-22 due to the formation of a low-pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal, which is likely to get well marked. Under its impact, lower-level westerly winds are likely to strengthen and its associated convergence is expected over the west coast,” KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western area, IMD, stated.

In the final 24 hours until 8.30 am on Sunday, IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 12.4 mm rain, whereas Colaba recorded 2.8 mm rain. No rain was recorded on Sunday.

On Saturday, extra rain was recorded in the suburbs than south Mumbai. An intense spell was recorded over some areas in the northern suburbs. Maximum rain was recorded at Bhayander (89 mm) throughout the identical time, adopted by Mira Road (46 mm), Malad (29.4 mm) and Bandra (13.4 mm).

The seasonal rainfall in the city has been in extra. Mumbai acquired 3,261.3 mm rain since June 1, which is 55 per cent greater than the common rain (2,101.4 mm) for a similar interval.

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