Mumbai, Jul 04, 2020: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai for the next 48 hours, stating that heavy to very heavy rainfall was likely on Saturday in many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
The weatherman also predicted the occurrence of high tides of 4.57 metres at 11:38 am on Saturday.
Following the alert issued by the IMD, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked citizens to stay away from the seashore.
Earlier, IMD said the metropolis and surrounding areas could get intermittent moderate to heavy rain with "the possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places" on Saturday.
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.