Mumbai and nearby areas woke up to a cloudy morning and incessant rainfall on Friday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate rainfall in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places.
Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed moderate rainfall along with thunder in the morning. Parts of the city reported waterlogging after rains lashed the city.
According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 23.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 107.4 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 47.69 mm, 69.48 mm and 67.35 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.32 metres is expected at 12.54 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a high tide of 3.73 metres is likely to occur at 12.30 am at midnight 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 into the seas.
Meanwhile, IMD's Santacruz observatory on Friday recorded the maximum temperature at 29.7 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 28.4 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 23.4 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 23.8 degrees Celsius.
The IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and adjoining areas until Sunday. The IMD said Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. The 'orange' alert warning means authorities need to be in a state of total preparedness.
(With inputs from Agencies)