The Indian Meteorology Department has forecast heavy rains and thunderstorms in parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai for the next 48 hours. According to a warning issued by weather agency, parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra will see thunderstorms. On Friday and Saturday, the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions are likely to receive heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and thunder. On Sunday, Nashik district received heavy showers, leaving several low-lying areas water-logged.
The IMD has said that the delay in the withdrawal of monsoon has caused heavy rains in many states of the country. States like Bihar, Sikkim and eastern region of Uttar Pradesh have received heavy showers in the last two weeks. Heavy rains in September across Maharashtra filled all dams and wreaked havoc in many cities. Besides, Mumbai and coastal cities, Pune also faced a flood-like situation.