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Parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region witness rain; IMD downgrades Maharashtra capital’s yellow alert to gr – Times of India

MUMBAI: Parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region have been experiencing loud spells of thunder and lightning accompanied by rain since Friday afternoon.
Kalyan-Dombivli and Ulhasnagar on Friday afternoon suddenly reported heavy rain, loud thunder and gusty winds. Due to rain, waterlogging was reported in the twin city at many places including inside the headquarters of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation.

Water logging at APMC Road outside Mefco market at Thurbhe in Navi Mumbai. Photo: KK Choudhary

Looking at the prediction of heavy rain in the city, Vivek Pansare, deputy commissioner of police, Kalyan zone of Thane police, issued warning to people residing in low-lying areas to be on alert and asked them in case of emergency to contact the police control room number. Parts of Thane and Mumbai too reported some rain and loud thunder.

Indian Meteorological Department’s western region deputy director general HS Hosalikar said, “Latest Mumbai DWR indicates intense convective cloud development over Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Raigad, Dapoli,Ratnagiri, Pune and Nashik. Thunderstorms are very likely to continue for the next 3-4 hours at these places associated with lightning and intense short spells of rainfall.”
The IMD had earlier issued a yellow alert: thunderstorm accompanied with lightning or gusty winds and heavy rain is likely at isolated places for Friday and Saturday for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar. While the IMD has now downgraded Mumbai’s yellow alert to green – light to moderate rain – it continues to be in place for Thane and Palghar. There is a yellow alert for all three districts on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the IMD, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan and Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Strong wind (speed reaching 45-55 kmp) is also very likely over the Southwest Arabian Sea, south Maharashtra-Goa coasts and Gulf of Mannar area.