Mumbai weather update: As rain lashes city, IMD predicts moderate to heavy showers for today

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 10:19 AM IST
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Mumbaikars on Wednesday woke up to a cloudy morning and rainfall for the second consecutive day. Mumbai city and neighbouring areas have been witnessing light rains since Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the IMD in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs with a possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 76.16 mm, 24.12 mm and 33.80 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.95 metres is expected at 4.59 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.85 metres is likely to occur at 11.25 pm today.

When there is a high tide during the rainy season, it becomes difficult for the flooded water to recede. Low tide helps floodwaters in the city to find an outlet to enter the seas.

Meanwhile, IMD's Santacruz observatory on Thursday recorded the maximum temperature at 29.5 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 29.5 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 25.7 degrees Celsius.

After a break of three days, rains started lashing Mumbai city and its suburbs since early morning on Wednesday.

Heavy rains had lashed Mumbai and its suburbs last week as the monsoon set in over the city, inundating several low-lying areas and disrupting train and bus services. However, no significant rainfall was recorded since Sunday, barring some light rain at isolated places.

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