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Mumbaiites, expect ‘extremely heavy’ rain on Monday, Tuesday: IMD

Mumbai city news: Fishermen have also been asked to not venture into the seas till Wednesday due to strong winds along the coastline.

mumbai Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:59 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,India Meteorological Department,Mumbai monsoon
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After deficient rain all of last week, Mumbai received overnight rain with 37mm recorded between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the Santacruz weather station. The rain continued in the morning, with flooding disrupting road and rail traffic.

The Colaba weather station, however, received only 5mm overnight rain, but flooding was reported from various areas in the suburbs on Sunday morning.

The weather bureau on Sunday predicted heavy to very heavy rain for north Konkan including Mumbai. “We have also issued warnings for extremely heavy rain at isolated locations in the district. Mumbai too, can expect extremely heavy rain between Sunday and Tuesday,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD). “An offshore trough has been identified along the west coast, right from Gujarat to Kerala, which has further intensified the southwest monsoon.”

He added that fishermen have been asked to not venture into the seas till Wednesday due to strong winds along the coastline.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon covered the entire state on Saturday and moved to southern parts of Gujarat, the weather bureau said.

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, Talasari in Palghar district recorded 470mm rain, which was the highest in the state. Vada and Vikramgadh, both in Palghar district, recorded 360 mm and 320 mm.

Under the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

Owing to hardly any rain over the past two weeks, the city is well behind its average rainfall mark. Since June 1, Santacruz recorded 273.3mm rain, which is 109.5mm below normal and Colaba recorded 256.1mm, 167mm below normal.

Owing to moderate overnight showers, both day and night temperatures fell close to normal levels in the city.

First Published: Jun 25, 2017 17:00 IST