The climate bureau on Saturday afternoon upgraded its rainfall warning to an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain throughout remoted areas) for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri for the remainder of Saturday.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) issued a yellow alert (heavy rain at remoted areas) for Thane, Palghar and Raigad for Sunday whereas Mumbai and Ratnagiri might count on gentle to reasonable rain.
Between 8.30 am and a pair of.30 pm Saturday, Mumbai suburbs recorded 25.2 mm rain whereas 15.2 mm of rainfall was recorded in south Mumbai. Main areas within the northern, western and japanese suburbs recorded rain ranging between 20-40 mm whereas south Mumbai areas recorded rain between 10 and 20 mm. Most rain was recorded at Thane at 43.5 mm. Throughout the metropolis, Dahisar recorded 35 mm, Bandra recorded 26 mm, Andheri, Goregaon and Lokhandwala all recorded 25 mm, Powai recorded 19.6 mm.
The climate bureau mentioned the town and suburbs might witness reasonable to heavy rain with the potential for very heavy rain throughout remoted areas.
“Mumbai and surrounding areas have witnessed intermittent intense showers from Saturday morning onwards. Climate radars and satellite tv for pc pictures are indicating dense cloud improvement and chance of very heavy rain in some areas over north Konkan. Thus, we’ve issued an orange alert,” mentioned KS Hosalikar, deputy director normal, western area, IMD, including, “Rain depth in some low-lying areas is more likely to trigger flooding and result in visitors disruption.”
Nonetheless, the depth is more likely to cut back for Mumbai metropolis and suburbs from Sunday onwards.
Mumbai has to date recorded 1,166.1 mm rain in August, which is the very best since August 1983, when it recorded 1,243.8 mm whereas the all-time highest August rain of 1,254 mm was recorded in 1958. At 61% extra rain, Mumbai has acquired over 3,000-mm rain this season with one other month to go earlier than the monsoon season ends.