A red alert has been issued by weather office for districts such as Mumbai, Raigad, and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting “extremely heavy rainfall” over the next 24 hours
Mumbai| A red alert has been issued by weather office for districts such as Mumbai, Raigad, and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting “extremely heavy rainfall” over the next 24 hours in many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad districts.
India Meteorological Department (IMD), earlier, had said the Maharashtra capital and areas surrounding it could get intermittent moderate to heavy rain with “the possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places” on Saturday.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai’s civic body has asked people to stay away from the seashore.
Also, there is a high tide of 4.57 metres at 11:38 AM tomorrow.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 3, 2020
“For the next 24 hours, that is between July 3 and 4, 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 on Friday night, NDTV reported.
“On July 4, 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 further added.
The BMC has shared dos and don’ts for the public in view of the alert.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 2, 2020
The Mumbai police have also advised people not to come out of houses in the view of this alert.
“#HeavyRainfallAlert. The @Indiametdept has forecasted “heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places” for Fri & Sat for Mumbai. All citizens are advised to remain indoors, not venture out unnecessarily, and take necessary precautions. #MumbaiRains,” the city police posted on Twitter.
Every monsoon, year after another, Mumbai struggles to contain the chaos during rains, when the suburban trains – the city’s lifeline – are affected and low-lying areas get flooded.
The high tide today is expected to be over 4.5 metres at 11:37 am.