MUMBAI: Following heavy showers in Mumbai and neighbouring areas, the rain intensity reduced on Friday morning and water receded in some flooded areas, leading to gradual resumption of road transport services in the city. However, the Indian Meteorological department predicted that the intensity of rains will pick up next week and has put up a 'watch out' (Yellow Alert) for Mumbai and Thane for August 11. "Strong south westerly/westerly monsoonal flow over the Arabian Sea with winds speed reaching up to 60-70 km per hour along and off the west coast at lower tropospheric levels is likely to continue to prevail during the next two days," an IMD bulletin said.
"In the last 24 hours in Mumbai, Thane received moderate to heavy rainfall. More intensity to suburbs. Satellite images indicate cloudy skies over Mumbai/Konkan. Forecast is moderate Rainfall with intermittent intense spells for next 48 hours in Mumbai & adjoining areas. Southern Konkan region heavy rain from August 10 - August 11.. further increase possible," said K S Hosalikar, deputy director general of IMD, western region.