Mumbai rains: Intense to very intense rainfall over next three hours; police requests Mumbaikars to stay indoors
According to IMD, Mumbai will witness heavy to heavy rainfall in next three hours
Mumbai: Heavy rains have created a havoc in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas as the red alert was already notified issued for extremely heavy rainfall in the city for Wednesday. Meanwhile, heavy to heavy rainfall will make its impact for the next three hours according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
IMD in a tweet said, “Intense to very intense spell of rainfall likely to continue over Mumbai and during next 3 hours.”
Intense to very intense spell of rainfall likely to continue over Mumbai and during next 3 hours
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) August 5, 2020
According to the reports from IMD, Mumbai's Colaba reported 22.9 cm rainfall followed by Santacruz reported 8.8 cm rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Currently, strong winds with speed reaching 70 kmph along the coast are dominant and possible to continue for next three-four hours.
Heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Wednesday resulted in water-logging in multiple areas of Parel, Dadar, Hindmata, Wadala as well as other low lying areas of the city. Heavy rains also lashed neighbouring districts of Thane and Palghar affecting local train and bus services amid water-logging on rail tracks and roads.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai police have requested people to stay indoors. Issuing a notice on their official Twitter handle, it said, “We request Mumbaikars to stay indoors and not venture out unless it’s extremely essential. Practice all necessary precautions and do not venture out near the shore or waterlogged areas. Please #Dial100 in any emergency. Take care & stay safe Mumbai #MumbaiRains.”
According to ANI, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray monitored the situation after heavy rainfall in Mumbai & adjoining areas. He instructed the officials to be alert & prepared as India Meteorological Department has forecasted heavy rainfall tomorrow.