New Delhi: Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts received heavy to very heavy rains in the last 24 hours. More showers in the Konkan region and some areas of central Maharashtra are likely within 24 hours, the MeT department said on Thursday. Also Read - AirAsia Announces Flights on Mumbai-Guwahati, Mumbai-Srinagar Routes From Tomorrow | All You Need to Know
A senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told news agency PTI, “Some isolated places in Mumbai received heavy downpour in the range of 70 mm to 100 mm during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday.” Also Read - Smart City Index 2020: Indian Cities Drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore On Top
Besides, some isolated areas of Thane experienced very heavy rainfall of more than 120 mm, while the observatory at Matheran hill town in Raigad reported 161.4 mm rain during the same period, the IMD said. Also Read - Maharashtra Cops Celebrate 7-Year-Old Boy's Birthday as Parents Get Treated for Covid-19
“Mumbai recd isol hvy RF, 70-100 mm in last 24 hrs.Thane as expected recd very hvy falls (>120 mm) at isolated places. Rest was mod to hvy,” IMD Mumbai centre’s deputy director general K S Hosalikar tweeted.
“As per model guidance, there could be increase in RFover Konkan & Ghat areas of Madhya Mah in nxt 24 hrs. Nandurbar Dhule possible intense spells,” he added.
According to the IMD, the Dahanu weather station in coastal Palghar reported 90.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, while the Thane Belapur Industries Association observatory recorded 57.2 mm rain.
The Santacruz weather bureau, representative of Mumbai’s suburbs, recorded 42 mm downpour, while the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai reported 17.8 mm rainfall.
Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra received 25.5 mmrainfall and Parbhani district in Marathwada region saw 20 mm showers, the IMD said.