The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘yellow alert’, thunderstorm with lightning, for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad for Tuesday.
The yellow alert for Mumbai is only for Tuesday, but for Thane, it will be till Thursday. According to IMD, the formation of a fresh low-pressure weather system over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify rain activity over central India, interior Maharashtra, and the Konkan coast.
Heavy rains and floods claimed at least 48 lives in Pune, Aurangabad, and Konkan divisions last week, while crops on lakhs of hectares have been damaged. In Maharashtra, officials said over 2,300 houses were damaged in heavy rains and floods in the western parts of the state, where more than 21,000 people were moved to safer places.
Meanwhile, the weather forecast put out by IMD Mumbai indicates the maximum temperature in the city on Tuesday will be 32°C, while the minimum temperature will be 26°C. While the rainfall the humidity levels will be at 86% in Santacruz and 92% in Colaba.
IMD Mumbai also said that the city can expect a cloudy sky with the possibility of light to moderate rain on Tuesday. "Generally cloudy sky with possibility of light to moderate rain or thundershowers towards evening or night in city and suburbs," IMD Mumbai said on its website.