The India Meteorological Department has forecast extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai for Sunday. Following predictions by the IMD, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested Mumbaikers to stay away from the sea-shore as high tides are also expected in the day. A high tide of over 4.5 meters was witnessed in Mumbai at Marine Drive around 11:30 am today.
The IMD had issued a red alert late on Friday for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri. It had predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on Saturday (today) in many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
Check out how the day (July 4) unfolded for Mumbaikars
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9:34 pm | IMD has warned that next few hours are important for Mumbai and surrounding areas.
7:10 pm | Mumbaikars face problems due to rising water levels on streets.
Maharashtra: Severe waterlogging in several parts of Mumbai, following heavy rainfall in the city. pic.twitter.com/dTxcnfZjRU— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2020
6:55 pm | Here are some visuals of waterlogging at CST road in Kurla
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5:21 pm | IMD has said that intense rainfall activity is likely in Mumbai and Western coast of Maharashtra today.
5:14 pm | As a result of heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding areas, waterlogging has started at many places in the suburbs. These include Parel, Hindmata, Lalbaug, Worli, Dadar, Andheri, Kandivli, Malad
4:15 pm | Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will meet BMC officials to know the situation of coronavirus and heavy rains in the city. The meeting will take place at 5 pm today
3:50 pm | Rains are lashing King's Circle area in Mumbai. King's Circle is where waterlogging often takes place.
Maharashtra: Rainfall lashes parts of Mumbai; Visuals from King's Circle
India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in Mumbai today. pic.twitter.com/ZAkKjTijp9— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2020
02:15 pm | Heavy rainfall continues in Mumbai. Watch the latest visuals from Bandra Court Road. As monsoon intensifies, the IMD has predicted more spells of heavy rainfall in Mumbai, adjoining places for today and tomorrow.
Heavy rainfall continues in #Mumbai. Visuals from Bandra Court Road. IMD has issued a red alert, predicts for more rains on Saturday, Sunday #MumbaiRains #monsoon | via @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/cEoEKcfaw5— shashwat bhandari (@ShashBhandari) July 4, 2020
01:45 pm | High tide of 4.57 meters at Mumbai's Marine Drive occurred at 11:40 am today. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall continues at isolated places in Mumbai. The IMD has also issued a red alert with rainfall prediction of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall for Saturday and Sunday.
Marine Drive sees 4.57 meter high-tide at 11:40 am. Heavy rainfall continues at isolated places in Mumbai. IMD issues red alert, predicts for more rains #MumbaiRains #Monsoon2020 | via @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/l5hFNUsHBE— shashwat bhandari (@ShashBhandari) July 4, 2020
Heavy downpour continuing since Friday
On Friday, Mumbai and nearby regions witnessed heavy rains with the IMD predicting intermittent moderate to heavy rain and "possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places" in the metropolis and surrounding areas on Saturday (today).
The IMD has predicted that intermittent moderate to heavy rain/showers was very likely in Mumbai over the next 24 hours, with "the possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rain at isolated places".
On Thursday, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai and adjoining coastal districts and issued an orange alert for Friday and Saturday.
Yesterday, according to IMD's Mumbai centre, the Colaba weather bureau reported 161.4 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. During this period, the Santacruz weather station in the city recorded 102. 7 mm rainfall.
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.
(With inputs from PTI)