IMD rigs out a warning for Ratnagiri, Mumbai and Raigad forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall
After the warning granted by the IMD, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked people to walk away from the seashore.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted very heavy rainfall at secluded locations in Mumbai for the forthcoming 48 hours, indicating that heavy to very heavy rainfall was possibly on Saturday in various places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad regions.
The weatherman also forecasted the event of high tides of 4.57 metres at 11:38 am on Saturday.
As a result of the warning set out by the IMD, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pleaded the people to stay away from the seashore.
Prior to this, IMD stated the metropolis and encompassing regions could get occasional moderate to heavy rain with “the possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places” on Saturday.
As per India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai centre, the Colaba weather bureau informed 161.4 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Friday. In the course of this period, the Santacruz weather station in the city documented 102.7 mm rainfall.
On Thursday, The IMD had forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall at secluded areas in Mumbai and bordering coastal regions, and set out an orange alert for Friday and Saturday.
“Mumbai & around rainfall in last 12 hrs at 8.30 pm, shows all pink spots (>40 mm). Most of them towards city & western sub side r more than 100 mm. Widespread heavy & very heavy rains occurred; A much-awaited Mumbai Monsoon. More tonight!” Mumbai’s Deputy Director-General of IMD, KS Hosalikar, tweeted.
The IMD stated that Harnai weather bureau in coastal Ratnagiri area registered 30.2 mm rainfall from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, whereas Ratnagiri weather station registered 11.8 mm rainfall in this period.
The Nanded weather bureau, in Marathwada, documented 20 mm rainfall in the course of time.