More rains likely in Mumbai in next 48 hours: IMD

More rains likely in Mumbai in next 48 hours: IMD
The weather department has also forecast intense rainfall in Panvel and Dapoli areas of Navi Mumbai and Alibag in next 1-2 hours (Picture: Shehzad Ali)

Mumbai and its adjoining areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its forecast on Tuesday.

The city and the suburbs witnessed scattered showers earlier today and similar conditions prevailed in neighbouring areas like Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and others.

However, areas in Navi Mumbai are likely to receive intense rainfall in the next few hours.

“Intense rainfall very likely in Panvel and Dapoli areas of Navi Mumbai and Alibaug in next 1-2 hours. Around 17-20 mm/hour,” said K.S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, IMD Mumbai.

The weather forecasting agency also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, and Nagaland.

In Himachal Pradesh, light to moderate rain and thundershowers very likely to occur in the districts of Kullu, Mandi, Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Solan and Shimla during the next three hours, added IMD.

In the North-east, besides, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are also likely to receive heavy rain showers later in the day today.

Strong winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph, are likely to prevail over the north Arabian Sea, central and southwest Arabian Sea. The weather body has also advised fishermen to not venture into the sea for the next few days.

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