Mumbai: Met predicts ‘heavy rain’ in remote places over weekend | Bombay News

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A washed-out Sion-Panvel highway on Thursday

MUMBAI: Several parts of Mumbai witnessed rainy activities on Thursday morning, with low-lying areas of Kurla also inundated. Thane witnessed rain activity throughout the day. The EMD issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar from Sunday with heavy rain forecast in isolated locations.
This comes after a start that was declared on June 11 after two days of pre-monsoon activity. Since the declared onset, Mumbai and its adjoining areas have not experienced any heavy rain activity.
In the 24 hours ending Thursday at 8:30 a.m., IMD’s Colaba and Santacruz observatories recorded 18mm and 11.7mm of precipitation.
Sushma Nair, Scientist, IMD Mumbai, said following the active monsoon conditions, rainfall activity over Konkan and adjacent ghat areas in Madhya Maharashtra is expected to gradually increase from June 18. places is expected on the region during the period,” she said.
The meteorological bureau also issued a warning for fishermen advising them not to venture into the sea on June 20. June 20. Anglers are advised not to venture along and off the northern coast of Maharashtra during the aforementioned period,” the IMD bulletin said.
In the expected impact, IMD said localized flooding/flooding of low-lying areas and urban areas, traffic disruptions due to road congestion, disruptions to road, rail, air and sea transport and gusty winds Occasional up to 40-50 gusts to 60 km/h along and off the coast, which may cause damage to vulnerable/temporary structures are expected.

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