Mumbai News

Expect light rain till Friday as alert down to green in Mumbai – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) on Tuesday downgraded the rain warning issued for Mumbai from a yellow alert to green, which means the city can expect light to moderate rain during the week. There is a possibility of heavy rainfall in isolated places over the next two days. According to IMD’s district warnings, the city is very likely to receive light to moderate rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
There is a yellow warning (heavy rain at isolated places) for Saturday. The yellow warning for Thane, Palghar and Raigad continue to be in place for the week.
“There are dense clouds in the west coast and ghat regions. These areas and Madhya Maharashtra are expected to receive medium to heavy rainfall in next the 24 to 48 hours,” said K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD.
The IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 5mm rainfall up to 5.30pm on Tuesday. The IMD had upgraded the rain warning to an orange alert-heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in Palghar, Thane and Raigad for Tuesday. Thane received 7mm rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Tuesday, which falls in the light rain category.
With last week’s heavy rain spell, Mumbai surpassed its annual average rainfall (2,514mm) on Sunday. Last year, the city surpassed the annual average rainfall on August 25.