Mumbai rains: High tides expected today, city to witness highest rainfall since 2005
The economic capital of India, Mumbai has been witnessing hefty monsoon showers for the past few days. Severe water logging was reported in Mumbai and Thane areas as heavy rains continued to lash out on Tuesday morning as well in several parts of the city.
Three teams of (NDRF) stationed in Mumbai put on alert and two additional teams have been moved from Pune to the capital.
According to Met dept, high tide is likely to hit the city on Tuesday at 4.35 PM which is expected to be of 3.32 meters in height.
KS Hosalikar, DDG IMD, said heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Maharashtra, especially northern Konkan region.
Weathermen at the private forecaster, Skymet Weather said heavy rain could be attributed to the presence of an off-shore trough running along the west coast. They said that there was also a cyclonic circulation spread over Madhya Maharashtra adjoining Gujarat contributing to the rainfall.
According to Skymet Weather, moderate to heavy rain is expected to lash out in the city for the next 24 hours. "It will not be surprising if the city records three digit rain," a release said.
Colaba sub-urban area recorded massive 152 mm of rains and more rains are in the offing.
The rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm. Rain in Worli was 63.75 mm, Byculla 78.21 mm, Bhandup, 90.63 mm and Vikhroli, 111.96 mm.
South Mumbai witnessed heavy downpour on Monday which caused sluggish movement of traffic in the area.