Heavy to very heavy rain prediction for Mumbai on Sep 8 and 9
Mumbai: The infamous Mumbai rain has been lashing the city and its neighbouring areas since the past night which has resulted in submerged roads, flooded houses, affecting the normal lives.
The weatherman has predicted more rains in the city and its suburbs in the next two days.
Nearly 171 mm rainfall was recorded at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) observatory at Colaba in south Mumbai between 8.30 am on Tuesday and 5.30 am on Wednesday, an official said.
The observatory in suburban Santacruz recorded 58 mm downpour in the same period, he said.
“A system of clouds is moving towards Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. The low pressure area that is developing will bring more showers to the Mumbai region in next 48 hours,” the IMD official said.
Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely at many places in neighbouring Raigad district and Ratnagiri in the Konkan region on Wednesday and Thursday, he said.
“We are closely observing the cloud conditions.
Security forces as well as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and disaster management cells of the respective districts have been informed about it,” he added.
Apart from Mumbai, Uttarakhand is also on high alert. Considering the weather reports, administration has issued a yellow alert in the state to minimize the losses. The Indian Meteorological Department has also predicted heavy rains in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Almora, Pithauragarh and Bageshwar in the next 24 hours.
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