Mumbai rains: IMD predicts heavy rainfall along with strong winds

Akshay Badwe
Thursday, 6 August 2020

IMD has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai along with strong winds

Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed the highest rainfall of the season in span of just 12 hours on Wednesday also with the highest-ever wind speed. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted intense showers along with strong winds at isolated places in Mumbai over the next three hours.

On Wednesday, the financial capital of India received 215.8 mm rain, trailed by 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs. Maximum wind speed of 101.4 kmph was also reported at Marine drive around 4.15 pm.

KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general of IMD, Mumbai has said, “The Doppler weather radar Mumbai is showing up a little reduction in cloud mass around Mumbai. Intermittent intense spells are going on in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and North Konkan.”

The weather department has also predicted widespread showers with remote, dispersed heavy to very heavy rains over central Maharashtra, the Western Ghat and parts of Gujarat till today.


The DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai suffered heavy destruction as the roof and outer fences of the huge structure were blown away amid the high-speed winds. Images which went viral on social media also showed metal sheet of the stadium blown away.


According to the report in Hindustan Times, the water due to heavy rains that entered into the premises of JJ Hospital in the city has been cleared, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed.


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