Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall, thunderstorm today; high rainfall at isolated places
Mumbai weather update: IMD predicts moderate rainfall, thunderstorm today; high rainfall at isolated places
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall and thuderstorm in the city and suburbs with the possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.

High tide and low tide warning for today:

High tide
1410 hrs- 4.31 mtr

Low tide
2005 hrs 1.90 mtr

High tide and low tide warning for tomorrow:

High Tide
0141 hrs 3.67 mtr

Low Tide
0728 hrs 0.88mtr

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 28.85 mm, 42.24 mm and 68.53 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

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, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday evening downgraded its "red alert" warning of "extremely heavy rain" in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district for the next two days.

The warning has been now changed to "orange alert", which means "heavy to very heavy rain".

"Extremely heavy rainfall belt has shifted south wards. So warnings are downgraded. Still, IMD expects heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs," said Shubhangi Bhute, deputy director, IMD Mumbai.

Earlier at 1 pm, IMD Mumbai had sounded a red alert for Mumbai and Thane districts along with Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Konkan predicting "thunderstorms with lightning, gusty winds and extremely heavy rain at isolated places." But it issued a revised forecast at 5.30 pm, which retained the red alert for Raigad and Ratnagiri but downgraded it for Mumbai and Thane.

K S Hosalikar, a senior IMD official based in Pune, said the cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea has weakened, resulting in weakening of the weather system. "Still, we could get some intense spells," he said.

Mumbai has been facing heavy downpour for the past three-four days.

After the IMD's red alert on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had sounded a high alert.

(With inputs from agencies)

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