Mumbai weather update: Rain lashes various parts of Mumbai and Thane; IMD predicts light to moderate showers

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:17 AM IST
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Mumbaikars on Wednesday woke up to a cloudy morning and incessant rainfall. Moderate to intense spells of rains lashed isolated parts of Mumbai and Thane. Parts of Thane and Navi Mumbai have been witnessing light rains since Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, the IMD in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in city and suburbs with possibility of heavy rainfall 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.

The IMD said the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 28.55 mm, 19 mm and 17.52 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.

IMD Mumbai, in its 8 am bulletin, said moderate to intense spells of rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai and Thane during next 3 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.05 metres is expected at 4.13 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.95 metres is likely to occur at 10.23 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.

Meanhile, IMD's Santacruz observatory on Wednesday recorded the maximum temperature at 32.3 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 29.5 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 24.5 degrees Celsius.

According to reports, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an yellow alert indicating heavy rains till June 17 in Mumbai.

The IMD in its daily bulletin on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Maharashtra.

"Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Sikkim, Odisha, Assam and Meghalaya, Madhya Maharashtra Telangana, Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal," it said.

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