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IMD Issues Warning :Heavy Rain Likely To Continue In Mumbai,Gujarat Today
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IMD Issues Warning: Heavy Rain Likely To Continue In Mumbai, Gujarat Today
New Delhi: India's entertainment and financial hub may likely witness heavy rain in Mumbai as well as in its neighboring districts including Thane, Raigad, and Palghar today.
IMD issuing a yellow alert has said that due to the active monsoon conditions, the entire Konkan coast including Mumbai is experiencing an intense spell of rainfall.
A press release by the IMD said that "Monsoon remained widespread active over the entire Konkan belt, including Mumbai with heavy to very heavy rainfall over many places and has isolated extremely heavy falls.
It also added that "Ghat areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra also received heavy to rainfall at isolated places. Moderate rain very likely in the city and suburbs. Possibility of heavy falls at isolated places for the next 48 hours".
Earlier on Sunday, Mumbai and its neighboring districts were hit by heavy rains for the third consecutive day, resulting in water logging in several low-lying areas of the city. In the morning the Powai lake started overflowing in the morning after the heavy downpour, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC)said.
In Several Mumbai areas, water-logging reported such as Chembur, Wadala, Dharavi, Andheri,Khar Subway, Milan Subway, and Dahisar Subway.
The Santacruz weather station, representative of Mumbai's suburbs, reported 30.2 mm rainfall, while the Colaba bureau, representative of the island city, recorded 13.4 mm rainfall during the same period.
Besides Mumbai, the neighboring Thane, Raigad district has also been receiving heavy rains for the last three days.
Meanwhile, several districts in Gujarat witnessed heavy rains as well, with Khambhalia tensile in Devbhoomi Dwarka district receiving as much as 434 mm rainfall during the day, 292 mm between 6 and 8 pm alone, which led to major water-logging, said official.
Whereas the Ahmedabad center of the India Meteorological Department predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Saurashtra, north and south Gujarat over the next three days.
As per the IMD's Ahmedabad met centre, low pressure has formed over kutch and neighboring regions, which is very likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours.
Thunderstorm accompanied by the lightning and gusty wind very likely at isolated places over West Rajashthan with lightning at the isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi.Whereas the northeast states are likely to see a downpour.