Just when residents of Mumbai immersed lord Ganapati after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival yesterday, the regional Meteriological department issued weather alert and a forecast of heavy to very hevy rainfall in the next 48 hours till September 18.
By far the Colaba has received substantial rainfall which amounts to 55.6 mm till 8:30 am Friday morning, whereas Santacruz, a highly posh area of Mumbai had received 80.6 mm of rainfall as on Friday morning.
Mumbai and some other parts of Maharashtra did not receive enough rainfall since second half of August and this is perceived by many as a result of prayers.
Residents and daily commuters are advised to maintain precaution so as to avoid any untowered incident.
This type of shower is mainly attributed to the low pressure developed over Telengana and adjoining areas which is now moving towards the western side and also the heavy moisture infiltration over the city of Mumbai.
While it will bring respite to the residents who have been devoid of heavy showers, but it is also playing the spoilsport as Vishwakarma (Hindu God of work and labour) puja is on September 17. Now, Vishwakarma puja is very important as a large of Mumbai has a remarkable presence of construction, heavy industries, industrial spares and of course there is the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) which has it’s own industrial corridor.