New Delhi: Mumbai is witnessing heavy rainfall since today morning, leading to waterlogging in many parts of the city. This also prompted the BMC to issue an advisory for the residents, urging them to stay away from the shore. Further, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued an `orange’ alert for Mumbai region and other coastal districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg as well as Pune in western Maharashtra for today. Also Read - Beware! If Found Not Wearing Face Mask, You Could Land up Cleaning Mumbai Roads
A `yellow’ alert was also issued for Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad and Jalna districts. “Orange and yellow alerts have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday for central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Konkan regions,” the IMD official said on Tuesday. Also Read - French President Macron's Posters Found Pasted on Mumbai Roads, Later Removed
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, he said. “In some districts of central Maharashtra and Marathwada, heavy rainfall is expected,” the official added. Also Read - Get Ready to Sweep Roads in Mumbai if You Have No Face Mask or Money to Pay Fine!
On Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected in some places in Konkan and the intensity will decrease later, the official added.
The Santacruz weather bureau in suburban Mumbai recorded 86.6 mm rainfall from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm on Tuesday. The Colaba weather station in Island City reported 50.4 mm rainfall during the same period.
An orange alert means local authorities should be “prepared”, while a yellow warning asks them to be “updated”.
According to the IMD, rainfall between 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm is considered “heavy” while that between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is termed as “very heavy”.