Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and suburbs in the last 24 hours. The heavy rains led to traffic jams on Eastern Express Highway.
As per the information shared by KS Hosalikar from IMD, Pune, most of the rainfall came in the early morning hours from 4 am as indicated in radar with some moderate to intense clouds observed over the city and around during the period.
Earlier on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted heavy rains in Maharashtra's Vidarbha and the Mumbai region from Monday onward.
On Monday in its 24-hour forecast, IMD had predicted light to moderate spells of rain at isolated places in city and suburbs.
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"A cyclonic circulation is developing over the Bay of Bengal. As it intensifies further, Maharashtra will get more rains starting September 20," said Dr Shubhangi Bhute, senior scientist at the Regional meteorological centre here.
"The Vidarbha region would receive the showers first. Though it would cover mostly the northern stretch of the state from east to west, there could be very heavy showers at couple of places," she said.
Subsequently, there will be showers over North Maharashtra followed by the coastal districts of Palghar, Thane and Mumbai, she added.
(With inputs from agencies)
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