Expect downpour to continue in Mumbai, say weathermen
Heavy to very heavy rain is expected for rest of the day and Saturdaymumbai Updated: Aug 05, 2016 13:43 IST
After three days of light showers, the city woke up to heavy rain on Friday morning, leading to waterlogging at several places and delayed trains.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) rain data, between 8am and 12pm, the city recorded 57mm rain, eastern suburbs recorded 55mm and 48mm was recorded in the western suburbs.
Weathermen said heavy to very heavy rain is expected for rest of the day and Saturday. “A low pressure gradient over Bay of Bengal, Orissa, combined with an upper air cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat and a trough extending from Gujarat to Karnataka, are all leading to heavy rain over the Konkan coast, including Mumbai,” said Shubhangi Bhute, director, India Meteorological Department, Mumbai.
Moisture levels on Friday morning were extremely high with Colaba recording 100% humidity and 97% in Santacruz.
Meanwhile, Mahabaleshwar continued to record the maximum rainfall in the state with 159.2mm in the last 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rain has been forecasted for the next 24 hours.