Mumbai rains: IMD issues Yellow alert for July 1 and 2 in city

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 06:52 PM IST
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People use umbrellas during a monsoon rainfall along a promenade in Mumbai on June 30, 2022. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) |

While Mumbai has already witnessed heavy lashes since this morning on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of orange alert across Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 24 hours.

The meteorological department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains throughout the day. This is owing to the formation of low pressure belt in the Konkan coast.

In addition, the city will get intermittent showers for the next 36 hours after which the intensity is expected to decrease.

The Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai has also issued an Orange alert in Raigad and Ratnagiri tomorrow, 1st July. The weather dpeartment has also issued the same alert for Ratnagiri on July 2 and 3 also.

In the last 24 hours IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 41mm rainfall, while Colaba observatory recorded 33mm rainfall.

Apart from Mumbai, intense spells of showers are predicted in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and isolated places.

Besides, due to this rains, several mishaps have taken place in the city. Amid rainfall, high tide has hit Marine Drive. Meanwhile, waterlogging has also taken place in Mumbai and its neighbouring cities.

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