Mumbai: The IMD on Tuesday issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai stating that a cyclonic circulation would bring more showers to the city in the next two days. Also Read - Mumbai Braces For Cyclone Tauktae, Bandra-Worli Sea Link Closed For 2 Days
Compared to Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra have been warned of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday, an IMD official said. Also Read - Maharashtra Reports 39,923 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 53,249 Discharges in Last 24 Hours
“A cyclonic circulation is being developed near Mumbai, which will bring more showers to the city. The city has received hardly any showers in last 2-3 days but the situation is changing. There will be more showers in the coming days, said the official. Also Read - Kerala Receives Heavy Rain Due to Cyclone Tauktae, IMD Says Monsoon to Make Early Arrival This Year
According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls were very likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa as well. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar and Coastal Karnataka and heavy rainfall at isolated places over East Rajasthan, Kerala and Mahe, South Interior Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning was likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal and Sikkim, said the department.
Meanwhile, strong winds, with speed reaching 40-50 kmph, were likely to prevail over southwest and the west-central Arabian Sea. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into these areas.