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Mumbai and suburbs battered by heavy downpour, to continue until August 5th

August 4, 2020 11:08 AM |

Mumbai RainsAs predicted by Skymet, heavy to very heavy rains are going on over Mumbai and suburbs for the last 24 hours. During the last 24 hours, Santacruz recorded 269 mm and Colaba 252 mm of rain. There are many areas in Mumbai which recorded over 200 mm of rain. There is severe waterlogging over many parts of the city. Normal day to day life is thrown out of gear.

Today the high tide is expected around 12:45 p.m. Therefore, people are advised not to go near the beaches. Severe waterlogging has already been reported from in the Hindmata, Dadar, Shaikh Mistri Dargah, Postal colony, Sion, and Lower Parel.

A cyclonic circulation is over the Gujarat region and a low-pressure area has formed over the North Bay of Bengal. The east-west shear zone is also running along latitude 18 degrees north. These weather parameters will enhance the rain activities all along the west coast of the country, from coastal Karnataka to the south coast of Gujarat.

There will be heavy to very heavy rain and shower activities over Mumbai and adjoining areas of Palghar, Dahanu, Raigarh, Thane, and Kalyan until August 5. Rain activities will start reducing from August 6th. Moderate showers with isolated intense spells to continue over Mumbai and suburbs.

Mumbaikars are advised not to go out until unless it is very necessary to avoid the heavy downpour, traffic jams and waterlogging.

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