The climate workplace has issued a pink alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting “extraordinarily heavy rainfall” over the following 24 hours in lots of locations in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
Earlier, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) had mentioned the metropolis and surrounding areas may get intermittent average to heavy rain with “the opportunity of very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations” on Saturday.
“For the following 24 hours, that’s between July three and 4, pink alert has been issued for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri. At some locations, there’s a chance of extraordinarily heavy rainfall,” an IMD official mentioned late Friday evening.
“On July 4, heavy to very heavy rainfall is more likely to happen at many locations in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. At some locations extraordinarily heavy rainfall is feasible,” he added.
Mumbai’s civic physique, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC), had shared dos and don’ts for the general public in view of the alert.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2020
Yesterday, the primary spell of heavy rain of this monsoon season noticed most rainfall in South Mumbai the place Colaba recorded 22 cm out of which 15 cm had been recorded within the final three hours alone.
The Met division had, on Thursday, predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at remoted locations in Mumbai and adjoining coastal districts, and issued an orange alert for Friday and Saturday.
The Mumbai Police has additionally suggested residents to not enterprise out of their properties.
“#HeavyRainfallAlert. The @Indiametdept has forecasted “heavy to very heavy rain at remoted locations” for Fri & Sat for Mumbai. All residents are suggested to stay indoors, not enterprise out unnecessarily and take mandatory precautions. #MumbaiRains,” the town police mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.
Virtually each monsoon, Mumbai struggles to deal with the chaos brought on by the rain. The suburban trains – the town’s lifeline – are affected and low-lying areas get flooded.