Mumbai Rains: Today there is a possibility of torrential rains in many areas of Maharashtra including Mumbai. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rain. More rain has been warned in Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha. It has started raining in Madhya Maharashtra including Vidarbha, Marathwada. Yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Jalna, Buldhana, Washim, Wardha and Chandrapur districts.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai city received 32.5 mm of rain from 8 am to 2 pm on Wednesday. The eastern suburbs recorded 12.72 mm and the western suburbs 17.0 mm. KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General, IMD, Mumbai, said that the forecast shows light to heavy rains over Maharashtra, especially parts of North Konkan, North Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha.
The IMD has now forecast moderate and isolated heavy rains between August 19 and August 23 with the resumption of monsoon over Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi. Meteorologists said that there is a possibility of good rains in the last 10 days of this month and this will make up for the lack of rain in the capital.
Orange alert issued for rain in Delhi
At the same time, IMD has issued an orange alert for moderate rains in the national capital with the re-knocking of monsoon in Northwest India. There is a possibility that due to rain, the maximum temperature will come down to 32 degree Celsius in three-four days. Delhi recorded only 63.2 mm of rain this month as against the normal 157.1 mm of rain as Delhi and its adjoining areas of northwest India entered the ‘break in monsoon’ phase for the second time on August 10.
In general, Delhi receives 247.7 mm of rain in the month of August. The IMD had predicted normal rainfall in Delhi this month. When the monsoon reaches closer to the foothills of the Himalayas, there is a decline in rainfall in most areas of the country. During this, rains increase in the foothills of the Himalayas, parts of Northeast India and the southern peninsula.