IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri for next 24 hours, says 'heavy to very heavy rain likely'

According to India Meteorological Department's Mumbai centre, the Colaba weather bureau reported 161.4 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Friday.

Press Trust of India July 04, 2020 10:01:50 IST
IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri for next 24 hours, says 'heavy to very heavy rain likely'

Mumbai: The IMD late Friday evening issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri over the next 24 hours, stating that heavy to very heavy rainfall was likely on Saturday in many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.

Earlier, IMD said the metropolis and surrounding areas could get intermittent moderate to heavy rain with "possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places" on Saturday.

"For the next 24 hours, that is between 3 and 4 July, red alert has been issued for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri. At some places, there is a possibility of extremely heavy rainfall," an IMD official said late Friday night.

"On 4 July, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. At some places extremely heavy rainfall is possible," he added.

According to India Meteorological Department's Mumbai centre, the Colaba weather bureau reported 161.4 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Friday.

During this period, the Santacruz weather station in the city recorded 102.7 mm rainfall.

The IMD had, on Thursday, predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai and adjoining coastal districts, and issued an orange alert for Friday and Saturday.

"Mumbai & around rainfall in last 12 hrs at 8.30 pm, shows all pink spots(>40 mm). Most of them towards city & western sub side r more than 100 mm. Widespread hvy & very hvy rains occurred; A much awaited Mumbai Monsoon. More tonight!" KS Hosalikar, deputy director general of IMD, Mumbai tweeted in the evening.

The IMD said Harnai weather bureau in coastal Ratnagiri district recorded 30.2 mm rainfall from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, while Ratnagiri weather station recorded 11.8 mm rainfall during this period.

The Nanded weather bureau, in Marathwada, recorded 20 mm rainfall during the span.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Dal Lake partially freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years at minus 8.4 degree Celsius
India

Dal Lake partially freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years at minus 8.4 degree Celsius

An IMD official said while Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 degrees Celsius in 1995, the temperature has fallen to minus 11.3 degrees Celsius in 1991

Kashmir: Flights suspended, highway closed due to heavy snowfall for fourth consecutive day in Valley
India

Kashmir: Flights suspended, highway closed due to heavy snowfall for fourth consecutive day in Valley

However, an IMD official has said the weather is likely to improve from today afternoon and that there was no forecast of any major snowfall from 7 till 14 January

Delhi reels under 'severe' cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius
India

Delhi reels under 'severe' cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius

The weather stations at Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded a minimum of 2.4 and 3.6 degrees Celsius, respectively