Heavy rains to lash Mumbai till Wednesday: IMD

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Heavy rains to lash Mumbai till Wednesday: IMD
Heavy rains to lash Mumbai till Wednesday: IMD

Mumbai : Mumbai will continue to receive heavy to very heavy rains till Wednesday, warned Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

In last 24 hours, heavy rains have been pouring over Vidarbha and along the West Coast and are likely to continue the same. Nagpur recorded 282 mm, followed by Matheran at 194 mm, Mangalore 157 mm and Mahabaleshwar 151 mm of rains so far. Yesterday, adjoining areas like Thane and Navi Mumbai received intense rains. Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are also likely to receive showers, with heavy rains at isolated places.

Hosalikar said, “There are several weather systems like a cyclonic circulation which is passing over Vidarbha, an offshore trough from South Gujarat to Kerala coast and also another cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal over Odisha coast which has turned into a low pressure. This has led to a strengthening of the westerly winds giving Mumbai rains.”

With heavy rains forecast, people have been advised to remain inside homes and under shelter for the maximum time.