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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted “moderate to heavy rains” with the possibility of heavy rain in isolated parts of Mumbai and its suburbs.
“Moderate to heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs. There is a chance of occasional heavy rain in one or two places,” Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Sunday.
According to the Regional Meteorological Center, the City of Mumbai received 10.41 mm of rain and the eastern suburbs and the western suburbs received 11.18 mm and 8.27 mm respectively in the last 24 hours. .
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said a high tide of about 4.27 meters will hit Mumbai at 4:41 pm today. The civil service also said a low tide of about 1.28 meters is expected at 11:07 pm today.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 153 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the highest in a single day in July since 1982, the India Meteorological Department said.
The interaction between the westerly turbulence and the monsoon is leading to a torrential downpour in northwest India, including Delhi, which experienced the first “very heavy” rain of the season.
The Safdarjung Observatory, the city’s main weather station, recorded 153 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the highest since 169.9 mm of rain in 24 hours on the 25th. July 1982, a senior IMD official said.
The city recorded 133.4 mm of rain on July 10, 2003 and an all-time high of 266.2 mm on July 21, 1958.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a yellow warning, warning that moderate rain could cause more problems for Delhi residents.
Weather stations at Ridge, Lodhi Road and Delhi University recorded 134.5 mm, 123.4 mm and 118 mm of rain, respectively.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, rainfall below 15 mm is considered “light”, between 15 mm and 64.5 mm is “moderate”, 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm is “many”, and 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm is “very heavy”.
Any rainfall exceeding 204.4 mm is classified as “extremely heavy” rainfall.
Heavy rains engulfed parks, tunnels, markets and even hospital campuses, and caused chaos on the roads.
Photos and videos of commuters wading through knee-deep water flooded social media platforms, raising concerns about the effectiveness of the city’s drainage infrastructure.
Strong winds and showers also disrupted electricity and internet connections in some areas.
(With input from PTI)