Mumbai, Dec 5: Mumbai has been receiving moderate to heavy rains since Monday evening with Cyclone Ockhi moving Northwards after having caused destruction in Kerala. Rains continued to lash parts of Mumbai on Tuesday morning. A high tide is also expected to his the shore today. The Maharashtra government has ordered that schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane and other areas close to the coast remain closed as a precautionary measure. Fishermen have also been asked not to venture into the sea for today and tomorrow. The cyclonic storm is expected to affect North Maharashtra and South Gujarat. Stay with us for live updates on Cyclone Ockhi.Also Read - Maharashtra: Mumbai Reports Two More Cases of Omicron Variant, State's Tally Rises To 10

Mumbai recorded its highest 24-hour rainfall in December in the last decade as Cyclone Ockhi affected the weather conditions of the city. The Santacruz weather station – representative of Mumbai– recorded 7 mm rain. The Colaba station that represents south Mumbai recorded 11.4 mm rainfall between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm on Monday. The highest rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours in December month was 31.4 mm on December 12, 1967. Also Read - Honour Killing: Maharashtra Boy Beheads Sister With Help of Mother, Clicks Selfies

“Precautionary holiday declared on 5/12/17 for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Sindhudurga, Thane, Raigad and Palghar Districts for the safety of the students due to the serious weather predictions on #CycloneOckhi #MumbaiRains,” Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde tweeted on Monday. Also Read - Thermal Screening, RT-PCR Test Counters: How Mumbai Airport Gears Up After 1st Omicron Case Detected in Maharashtra

The Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday that Cyclone Ockhi was located over east central Arabian sea, 540 km southwest of Mumbai. The intensity of the cyclone was expected to reduce as it moved northeastwards, it said. The IMD added that the Mumbai coastline could witness high-speed winds from Monday night. The speed of the wind could touch 50-60 kmph.

Live Updates

  • 8:41 PM IST
    Health Minister JP Nadda assures all medical assistance to Tamil Nadu & Gujarat governments in view of cycloneockhi.
  • 7:39 PM IST
    EC asks Gujarat chief electoral officer to prepare a contingency plan in the wake of cyclone Ockhi and to ensure that those affected and rehabilitated should be able to vote gujaratelections.
  • 7:37 PM IST
    However, there is also a probability of dissipation of the system over the Sea before the landfall due to unfavourable environmental conditions, like high wind shear and colder sea surface temperatures near the coast, National Disaster Management Authority tweeted. cycloneockhi
  • 7:35 PM IST
    We have kept the communication lines open. We are trying to monitor that no water logging takes place and the water supply is in ample amount, said Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who is in Surat to oversee preparedness in wake of cycloneockhi.
  • 4:22 PM IST

    The temperature has gone down considerably in Mumbai with Mumbaikars tweeting of feeling a nip in the air. Meanwhile, moderate rains continue in several parts of the city including Lower Parel, Dadar and Navi Mumbai.

  • 2:19 PM IST

    The sea activity in Mumbai is getting rough. Rainfall continues across the city. In some areas, the rain has become heavy in the past one hour.

  • 1:41 PM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath hands over a cheque worth Rs 5 Crore to PM Narendra Modi from CM Distress Relief Fund towards PM’s National Relief Fund, for the Cyclone Ockhi affected people in Lakshadweep and other States

  • 1:28 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Severe cyclonic storm Ockhi has now weakened into a cyclone.

  • 1:10 PM IST

    Ockhi in Gujarat: Schools and colleges will remain shut in Surat tomorrow as Cyclone Ockhi is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds. The district collector has asked schools and colleges to remain shut on December 6.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    As Cyclone Ockhi approaches Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi tweets, “With Cyclone Ockhi expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, I appeal to Gujarat BJP Karyakartas to focus on helping people across the state. Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens.”