A day after heavy rainfall lashed parts of city causing waterlogging, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that Mumbai will likely receive moderate to heavy rainfall. The weather bureau forecasted that the maximum temperature in the city today will be 30°C, while the minimum temperature will be 25°C.
The IMD Mumbai in its weather forecast has stated that the maximum temperature in Santacruz will be 29.7°C, while the minimum temperature will be 25°C. On the other hand, the maximum temperature in Colaba will be 28°C, while the minimum temperature will be 25.5°C.
Mumbai will witness cloudy sky with the possibility of moderate rainfall today, with a relative humidity of about 93% in Santacruz and 92% in Colaba. The air quality index (AQI) for PM2.5 pollutants – was 37 (Good) on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, IMD's Dy Director General KS Hosalikar has said that Mumbai and Thane might receive moderate to heavy rainfall in next 24 hours.
In Navi Mumbai, as per the data shared by the Navi Mumbai Muncipal Corporation, the city received a total of 1385.96 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Belapur received 54.30 mm rainfall while Nerul, Vashi, Khoparkhairne, and Airoli received 76.20, 36.80 mm, 28 mm, and 29.80 mm rain respectively.
As Mumbai received intense spells on rain on Monday which led to traffic snarls on the Western Express Highway (WEH) and the low lying areas of Hindmata and Parel, where traffic diversions had to be placed.
Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a mobile application which will provide city-wise weather forecasts, nowcasts and other warnings. The mobile application, 'Mausam', has been designed and developed jointly by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).