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IMD predicts heavy rainfall for Mumbai

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The city received heavy rains on Thursday morning after a two-day break. The Santacruz observatory recorded 27 mm and Colaba recorded 18 mm rain. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, humidity levels recorded in the city were high, with Colaba and Santacruz recording 86 per cent and 82 per cent, respectively.

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Heavy rains had lashed the city and Thane district over the last weekend and continued on Monday. The downpour led to water-logging in several places and slowed down the movement of suburban trains.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the Mumbai region for today.

IMD updated its forecast on Thursday afternoon a warning saying “Heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated placed in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad today and tomorrow.”

The IMD updated its forecast on Thursday afternoon with warnings of heavy showers, as the intensity of rainfall in Mumbai and the surrounding areas increase.

According to data provided by IMD, Malad West has received the maximum rainfall between 8.15 am to 9.45 pm at 81 mm followed by Panvel at 67.5 mm. While areas like BMC colony in Worli, Vidyadhar and BKC received no rainfall during the same duration.

However, IMD’s earlier prediction said moderate rainfall with chances of one or two heavy spells on Thursday and Friday.

“Weather systems are fluctuating along the Arabian Sea, leading to light to moderate rain. Similar rainfall activity is expected in the coming days,” said KS Hosalikar, IMD deputy director general, western region.

Meanwhile, according to the IMD, the city is likely to receive heavy showers at least till Monday. The IMD has predicted heavy downpour at one or two places in the city and suburbs in the next 48 hours.

On Wednesday the IMD had announced that the monsoon has covered the entire state. However, some parts of Maharashtra like Jalna, Buldhana, Gondia and Bhandara are still deficient in rainfall. Meanwhile, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Mumbai suburban, Osmanabad, Latur, Nanded and Washim have received excess rainfall so far this season.

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