Mumbai received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours yesterday, 5th August. The heavy downpour occurred along with cyclonic wind speed of 107 kmph.
The Colaba area of Mumbai recorded 331.8 mm rainfall over a period of 24 hours. This was heaviest single-day rainfall in August in 46 years, here.
Different parts of Maharashtra face severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant heavy rainfall. Visuals from around Upvan Lake and Vandana Cinema in Thane.— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts ‘Generally cloudy sky with Heavy rain’ in Thane today. pic.twitter.com/bDTRcipu8q
Talking about the days to come, K S Hosalikar, deputy director general of IMD, Mumbai, said:
The Doppler weather radar Mumbai is showing up a little reduction in cloud mass around Mumbai. Intermittent intense spells are going on in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and North Konkan. Reduction in activity is expected from tomorrow onwards as per the IMD global forecast system model guidance. The IMD will update about it tomorrow.
According to reports, Mumbai, Raigad, Palghar and Thane are still expected to receive heavy rain at isolated places and an orange alert has been issued for Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts.