Heavy rains in Mumbai and suburbs today, BMC issues high tide warning
A yellow alert of heavy rain at isolated places has been issued for Thursday while no alert for Friday has been issued yet.Updated:
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rains for Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday, prompting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to alert residents about following “all necessary precautions”.
A yellow alert of heavy rain at isolated places has been issued for Thursday while no alert for Friday has been issued yet.
“#IMDOrangeAlert @IndiaMetDept has issued warnings of heavy rains in the city and suburbs today,” the civic body tweeted.
“Citizens are requested to follow all necessary precautions, stay away from the shore and not venture into water logged areas. A 3.28 mtr #HighTide at 19.02 hrs,” it added.
Mumbai, with 86.6mm rain in a span of 12 hours on Tuesday, has received almost its entire July rainfall in just two weeks while surpassing half its seasonal rainfall target in one-and-a-half months.
The city recorded 822mm rain (97.7%) against the monthly target of 840.7mm between July 1 and 8.30pm on July 14.
South Mumbai recorded 595.5 mm rain during the same period against the monthly average of 711.6 mm or achieved 84% of its target so far.
During the same time, Mumbai suburbs and south Mumbai have recorded 28% and 26% excess rainfall than the normal for this period.
“Dense cloud cover witnessed on Tuesday is expected on Wednesday as well will lead to a few intense spells of rain for the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, and parts of central Maharashtra,” KS Hosalikar, IMD’s deputy director-general, western region, said on Tuesday.