Light to moderate rain episodes in isolated areas of the city and suburbs, according to IMD


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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday in its 24-hour forecast predicted bouts of light to moderate rain in isolated areas of the city and suburbs.

IMD said on Monday that the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 78.59mm, 111.58mm and 88.15mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.40 meters is expected at 11:44 am and 4.25 meters at 11.59 pm in Mumbai. In addition, a low tide of 0.92 meters is likely to occur at 5:50 p.m. today.

When there is a high tide during the rainy season, it becomes difficult for the flooded waters to recede. The low tide helps the city’s floodwaters find an outlet to enter the seas.

Meanwhile, heavy rains are likely in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha and the Mumbai region from Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

“A cyclonic circulation is developing over the Bay of Bengal. As it intensifies, Maharashtra will receive more rains from September 20,” said Dr Shubhangi Bhute, senior scientist at the regional weather center. here.

“The Vidarbha region would receive the showers first. Although it would mainly cover the northern part of the state from east to west, there could be very heavy showers in a few places,” she said.

Afterwards, there will be showers over northern Maharashtra, followed by the coastal districts of Palghar, Thane and Mumbai, she added.

(With contributions from agencies)

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Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2021 10:00 am IST

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