The city wakes up under a cloudy sky; IMD forecasts moderate precipitation with the possibility of occasional intense periods


Mumbai and surrounding areas woke up to cloudy skies and low rainfall on Wednesday morning. However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast predicted moderate rainfall in the city and suburbs with the possibility of occasional intense periods.

IMD said on Wednesday that the island city, eastern and western suburbs recorded 9.4mm, 4.31mm and 10.71mm of rain, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.69 meters is expected at 8:41 a.m. in Mumbai today. In addition, a low tide of 2.28 meters is likely to occur at 2:40 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.

IMD said on Monday that an area of ​​low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring heavy rainfall to many parts of Maharashtra over the next three to four days.

Shubhangi Bhute, deputy director of IMD – Mumbai, told PTI that the regions of Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Konkan are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places over the next three days due to the low area. pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

IMD also issued a “yellow alert” indicating “heavy rains in isolated places” for the coastal districts of Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri between 16 and 18 August.

Several areas of the state had received very heavy rains during the third week of July, causing flooding and landslides, after which monsoon activity had calmed down.

(With contributions from the Agencies)

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Posted on: Wednesday Aug 18, 2021 09:42 IST

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