Mumbai and adjoining woke up to cloudy skies and light rainfall on Monday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The IMD on Sunday said that the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 7.69 mm, 5.23 mm and 2.10 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.40 metres is expected at 1.51 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.68 metres is likely to occur at 5.50 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.
IMD's Santacruz observatory on Monday recorded the maximum temperature at 31 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25.8 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 25.5 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad from July 12 to July 15, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places for the four days.
Further, it has sounded a red alert for Ratnagiri and adjoining areas yet again on Monday, followed by an orange alert from July 13 to July 15.
Further, the IMD has said that while isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Maharashtra between July 9 and 13, extremely heavy rainfall is also likely over the ghat areas of central Maharashtra on July 12 and July 13.
IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the conditions are ripe for the advancement of the Southwest Monsoon over Delhi as humidity has also increased due to easterlies. He said the formation of a low-pressure area will also boost its advancement. "We are expecting light rainfall on Sunday and a good spell on Monday," he said.
The IMD said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, the Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal." It has also issued alerts for several north Indian states and a red warning for coastal Maharashtra.
(With inputs from Agencies)