The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted “moderate to heavy rains” with the possibility of very heavy rain in isolated parts of Mumbai and its suburbs.
“Moderate rain in the city and suburbs. Heavy to very heavy rains are very likely to occur in isolated places,” said IMD Mumbai.
According to the Regional Meteorological Center, the city of Mumbai received 7mm of rain and the eastern suburbs and western suburbs received 28mm and 29mm respectively in the last 24 hours.
A high tide of 3.48 meters is expected at 4:48 pm in Mumbai today.
Meanwhile, heavy rain has pelted down parts of Goa over the past 24 hours and the IMD has issued a ‘yellow’ warning for the coastal nation through Thursday, forecasting heavy rain in isolated places.
It added that clouds are present over the Talukas of North Goa and South Goa counties, and that they are moving east.
IMD, Goa said in a news release at 1:20 a.m.: “Moderate to heavy rain and gusts of about 40 to 50 km/h are very likely to occur in most parts of North Goa counties. and South Goa in the next 3-4 hours.
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“At 01:20, clouds were present over the mountain ranges in the North Goa and South Goa counties of the state. Clouds usually move eastward,” the news release added.
Several areas of Goa’s capital Panaji, including the low-lying June 18 Road and Mala area, were flooded on Tuesday night due to incessant rain. Floodwaters receded on Wednesday morning.
The IMD has forecast rough seas with wind speeds of 40-45 km/h, gusts up to 55 km/h along and off the southern coast of Maharashtra-Goa through July 1.
It has advised fishermen not to venture out into the sea along and off the southern coast of Maharashtra-Goa during this time.
The IMD on Tuesday said the monsoon had almost affected the entire country and issued Orange and Yellow warnings for various parts of the country.
While speaking to ANI, IMD scientist Soma Sen said: “Monsoon is currently active at a rapid rate of increase over the past 4-5 days. Leaving some parts of northwest India, the monsoon has Affecting almost the whole country The whole of Gujarat and south-eastern Rajasthan has been covered by monsoon.In the next two days, it is expected that southern Punjab, Haryana and the rest of Rajasthan will be covered. .”
(With input from PTI and ANI)