Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour triggers waterlogging in components of metropolis, IMD points pink alert

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Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour triggers waterlogging in components of metropolis, IMD points pink alert 

Mumbai skilled heavy rains in a single day together with thunderstorm and lightning, inflicting water-logging in some low-lying areas. Mumbai recorded decade’s highest 24-hour October rainfall. On account of intermittent spells of heavy downpour, Mumbai recorded its second-highest month-to-month rainfall (144.8mm) in a decade. The very best was in 2012 when 197.7mm of rainfall was recorded in October.

Based on the India Meteorological Division (IMD), a downpour within the vary of 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is taken into account ”heavy rainfall”, whereas that between 115.6 mm and 204.four mm is termed ”very heavy rainfall”.

Roads in some low-lying areas like Hindmata, King’s Circle and Kalachowki had been inundated after heavy rainfall in the course of the evening. Nevertheless, the rain depth lowered within the morning and the water subsided.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has additionally issued a pink alert for the complete North Konkan space, together with Mumbai and Thane.

“There’s a particularly low-pressure space within the Bay of Bengal and the clouds developed due to it will be hovering on Maharashtra from October 14 to 16,” stated an IMD official. “It might outcome into heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall over some components of Maharashtra,” he added.

Public transport companies had been unaffected and native trains and buses of the Brihanmumbai Electrical Provide and Transport (BEST), town civic physique’s transport wing, had been operating regular, an official stated

The island metropolis acquired 106.01 mm rain within the 24-hour interval ending at eight am on Thursday, adopted by 69.18 mm rain in jap suburbs and 58.36 mm in western suburbs throughout the identical interval, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) official stated.

Fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into East-central Arabian sea alongside and off south Maharashtra-Goa coast throughout October 13-15 and Gujarat-Maharashtra coast on October 16 and 17.

The IMD had earlier issued an ”orange” alert for Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district, predicting heavy to very heavy rain accompanied with thunderstorm and gusty winds on Thursday. It has issued a ”yellow” alert for Friday, forecasting heavy rain within the metropolis and suburbs.

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