The spell of heavy rain has caused water logging in several areas of Mumbai and the situation is unlikely to improve in the next few days. While the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rain over Mumbai and coastal Konkan in the next two days, rain will continue to lash the city till August 11, as per the IMD weekly forecast. According to the forecast, the city will witness intermittent rain throughout the day till tomorrow, while moderate rainfall will occur on Sunday. From August 8 to 11, the IMD has predicted rain or thundershowers in the city. The minimum and maximum temperatures of the city in this time period will range between 25 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees.
On Friday, heavy rainfall disrupted normal life, resulting in acute water logging in the city. AN IMD official from Mumbai region said, “There could be heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan region in coming 48 hours while central Maharashtra region can witness heavy to very heavy rain in next 24 hours”. During the last 24 hours, several areas in the state received heavy rains – Mahabaleshwar (159.6 mm), Radhanagari in Kolhapur (128.0) mm, Poladpur in Raigad (84mm), Matheran (72mm), Ratnagiri (71.8 mm) and Harnai weather station recorded 81.7 mm rainfall. As a precaution, all major services in the city like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others are in a state of high alert.
(With agency inputs)