The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a crimson alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Area, Pune, Nashik and another components of Maharashtra for Wednesday.
The crimson alert was issued for the second consecutive day. Rains have been lashing Mumbai and adjoining districts since Tuesday night time.
“The crimson alert of extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations has been issued for Wednesday. The likelihood of it is extremely seemingly, which suggests it may actualise as much as 75 per cent,” an IMD official mentioned right here.
The alert was issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts, he mentioned.
Whereas the warning for Mumbai is just for Wednesday, that for Thane, Palghar and Nashik is for Wednesday and Thursday, the official mentioned.
Extraordinarily heavy rainfall is outlined as a rainfall of above 204.four mm in 24 hours, he mentioned.
“The south and north Maharashtra coast would obtain squally climate with wind pace reaching 50-60 kilometre per hour on 4th, fifth and sixth August,” the IMD official mentioned.
Mumbai, which was lashed by rain all night time, obtained much less intense showers through the day.
A number of areas of the metropolis had obtained greater than 200 mm rain between midnight to Tuesday morning.
“Highest precipitation was reported at Borivali climate station (in north Mumbai) at 30.6 mm from 8.30 within the morning until 5.30 pm,” the official mentioned.
Different areas which obtained heavy showers through the day have been Bandra (26 mm), Powai and Charkop (24 mm every).
The rainfall was 8.6 mm in Colaba (south Mumbai) and 9.four mm at Dadar, the IMD information confirmed.