Pre-monsoon showers killed at least 16 people in Maharashtra on Saturday.
According to the weather bureau, while Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will receive heavy to very heavy rain on Sunday, monsoon will arrive three days later.
Lightning killed four people in Gadchiroli, three in Nanded, two in Latur and one in Nashik in the early hours on Saturday. A 10-year-old boy was washed away while trying to cross a bridge over a heavily flooded drain in Nevasa, Ahmednagar. Yogesh Kurle, an IT engineer, was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a live wire near Murbad in Thane district. Early on Saturday, four children aged between four and seven were washed away in Chandrabhaga river near Pandharpur in Solapur district.
Since Thursday night, the highest rainfall of 9cm was recorded in Palghar in north Konkan, followed by 8cm in Sindhudurg’s Malvan, with Mumbai recording an average of 3.59cm rain in the past 24 hours.