Mumbaikars woke up to cloudy skies but got some respite from rains on Thursday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The IMD on Wednesday said that the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 39.25 mm, 34.74 mm and 37.83 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
The weather forecast suggests that high tide will begin at 4.26 pm and the waves will reach a height of 4.08 metres. Also, a low tide of 1.43 metres is likely to occur at 10.37 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.
Incessant monsoon rainfall on Wednesday had caused severe waterlogging in Mumbai's Sion area.
Meanwhile, the IMD on Tuesday issued an orange alert for Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, and a red alert for Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara districts for Wednesday.
"A low-pressure area lies over the Saurashtra coast and neighbourhood and an east-west shear zone run in middle levels across central India and strong westerly winds are prevailing along the west coast. Under these conditions, isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over Konkan and Goa during July 13-15," said IMD. The intensity of rains is expected to reduce from Thursday onwards, the IMD said.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)