IMD predicts heavy showers in Mumbai in coming days

Mumbai: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai on Monday predicted intermittent and heavy rains at isolated places across the city. "Light to moderate rainfall very likely in Mumbai and heavy to very heavy rain likely at a few places in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg," the IMD said on Monday.

According to the IMD, there will be a high tide of 4.65 metres at 15:14 hrs and a low tide of 0.87 metres at 21:18 hrs.

"Strong winds, with speed reaching 40-50 kmph, are likely to prevail over the north, central and southwest Arabian Sea; central and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Gujarat-Maharashtra-Goa-Karnataka coasts and West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh & Andaman coast," the IMD added.

Fishermen have been advised to not venture into the sea in these areas. The maximum and minimum temperatures in Mumbai are likely to hover around 27.5 degrees Celsius and 24.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai received moderate to heavy showers in last the 24 hours. The areas that received rain showers have been marked with a pink bubble.

[{05958551-5346-4142-9bc6-e23b132e8b28:intradmin/38f60c7c-45e2-4bc3-9335-7372eca8e854.jpg}] IMD has predicted light to moderate rains in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Nasik for the next few days.

Heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in ghat areas have been predicted in Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, and Raigad.

The weather body has issued 'red alert' for Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Nasik, Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts for August 4. A red alert denotes likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

Overnight heavy rainfall inundated several areas and waterlogged streets in the city. Kalyan railway station was waterlogged following incessant rain which affected the daily commuters in the capital city.

Six trains were canceled and an equal number of trains were diverted while one train had been short terminated due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging in Mumbai, according to the Central Railways.

In the Nala Sopara area of the city, water entered the houses of people, while the streets were also waterlogged near JJ Hospital in Nagpada. Many other places in the state are also witnessing heavy rainfall.

Incessant rainfall caused flooding at the Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik while the Raigad Police shifted 63 people of Sonyachi Vaadi village in the Raigad district to safer places using boats as water entered their houses.

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