Mumbai's Colaba registers highest single-day rainfall in 46 years
Mumbai : South Mumbai's Colaba area has reported the highest single-day rainfall in August in last 46 years on Wednesday. The wind speeds were recorded at 107kmph in the city and nearby areas.
The area recorded 331.8mm rainfall over a period of 24 hours starting 8.30am Wednesday. Due to heavy rains, train services, buses and taxis were out of operation, throwing the normal life out of gear.
The MeT department has forecasted more downpour for next few hours. People have been advised to remain inside and do not venture on road unless or until it is very important.
"Mumbai city and suburbs are very likely to receive few spells of moderate to heavy rainfall (1-2 cm/hour) during next 3-4 hours accompanied with strongwinds reaching 60-70 kmph occasionally gusting to 80 kmph. During next 3-4 hours. Possibility of thunder/lightning in some areas," the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted.
However, the weather department has said there would be gradual decrease in rainfall over the next 24 hours. "Next 24 hours could see gradual decrease in intensity of rainfall in city," said KS Hosalikar, Director General of Meteorology.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all possible support to Maharashtra in the time of crisis.