IMD predicts heavy rainfall over next 24 hours in some parts

Mumbai Rains: Life has again been thrown out of gear in Mumbai after heavy rainfall crippled the city. Things are likely to remain same as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rainfall in India’s financial capital and south Konkan area on Tuesday. The weather department has also foreseen heavy to very heavy rainfall in the districts of Raigad, Thane and Palghar. Meanwhile, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg will also witness heavy to very heavy downpour till Friday.

The IMD has issued a warning to fishermen not to risk going into the Arabian Sea which will have a rough course with high waves and wind speeds at 40-50 kmph till Friday.

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Monday as well as the monsoon remained vigorous over the western region, while there were scattered rains in the north, where three children died in a rain-related incident in Uttar Pradesh.

The weather department said that a low pressure area was likely to develop over east central Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours. “It is likely to move west-northwestwards and become more marked during subsequent 24 hours,” it said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was scheduled to visit Nagpur today to inaugurate the Maharashtra metro, had to call off his trip due to the heavy rainfall prediction. Meanwhile, the national capital received showers in different parts of the city with the temperature in the city hovering around 35 degree Celsius. Humidity in the NCR region was recorded at 60 per cent, Skymet Weather said in a tweet. Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is likely to witness heavy rainfall today, IMD said.

The national capital, however, saw a hot and humid day, with the mercury settling at 36.7 degrees Celsius – a notch above normal. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy day on Tuesday with the possibility of light rains towards the afternoon.

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