Mumbai rains today: IMD predicts heavy rainfall, residents asked to stay indoors
Mumbai rains today: It seems that it may take a few more days before life returns to normal in Mumbai as the locals are unlikely to get relief from heavy rains anytime soon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the Maharashtra capital and its adjoining areas on Sunday.
Mumbai rains today: It seems that it may take a few more days before life returns to normal in Mumbai as the locals are unlikely to get relief from heavy rains anytime soon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the Maharashtra capital and its adjoining areas on Sunday. The department said that heavy rains will lash Mumbai and Thane for the next 24 hours. This may also impact the railways and aviation services from and to the city.
For Palghar, the Met office has issued a forecast of heavy rain at isolated places on Sunday and Monday. Keeping in mind the IMD advisory, the BMC has asked locals to keep away from the Arabian Sea, beaches and creeks. It has also asked the residents to stay indoors and keep an eye on the developments.
The maximum city witnessed heavy rainfall even on Saturday with the Santacruz observatory recording 46.8 mm of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. The Colaba observatory recorded 49.6 mm rain at the same time. The IMD’s Thane-Belapur observatory recorded 31.2 mm of rainfall and Dahanu 50.4 mm.
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This is the third spell of heavy rain in Mumbai. Last week, as many as five people had lost their lives in different rain-related incidents in the city.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Saturday visit to Nagapur was cancelled due to heavy rain alert. Modi was scheduled to visit Nagpur, Mumbai and Aurangabad on Saturday to inaugurate several infrastructure projects, intended to boost the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prospects in poll-bound Maharashtra. He was to lay foundation stone for a Metro coach factory in Nagpur and a Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) project to connect Nagpur with Wardha, Ramtek and Bhandara.
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