Mumbai Rains: IMD issues ‘orange’ alert, most areas record between 100-200 mm rainfall
The weather department has issued an alert for Mumbai as parts of the city and adjoining areas witnessed water-logging on Wednesday after hours of intense rainfall.
In lieu of the prevailing weather conditions, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘orange alert’ for Mumbai and Thane for today. An orange alert implies chances of intense rainfall activity capable of disrupting daily life.
According to IMD data, most areas in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region saw over 100 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, ending 8:30 am on September 4.
While areas like Malad (West), Borivali (East), Chembur, Powai, Mulund (East), Mulund (West) and Nerul saw over 150 mm rainfall during the period, BKC and Panvel recorded over 200 mm rains.
Meanwhile, water-logging occurred in the areas near Mumbai’s King Circle railway station, Gandhi market, Dadar, Byculla, JVLR and others.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mumbai police had warned the public of heavy rainfall, urging them to take precautions.
“IMD authorities have indicated high rainfall weather for Mumbai and other adjoining districts for the next two days. Please take adequate precautions and ensure safety. Dial100 in case of an emergency. Take care Mumbai,” a tweet by the official handle of the Mumbai police read.
The weather forecasting agency has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in Mumbai and neighbouring areas today, with maximum and minimum temperatures likely to remain around 29 degree Celcius and 24 degree Celcius respectively.
The intensity of rainfall is expected to subside by Thursday and reduce further on Friday and Saturday.