Heavy rain alert in 7 states including MP-Maharashtra: High tide can rise up to 5 meters in Mumbai, BMC asks people not to go to the coast

Heavy rain alert in 7 states including MP-Maharashtra: High tide can rise up to 5 meters in Mumbai, BMC asks people not to go to the coast

July 4, 2020 Off By Vishnu Mahanand

The Meteorological Department has issued rain red alert in many areas of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri.In Mumbai, on Friday, traffic stopped in many areas due to water logging on the road, divert to another route.

Mumbai. The Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain alert in Maharashtra, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa-Konkan, Chhattisgarh and Bihar today. A red alert has also been issued for the next 24 hours in Mumbai and surrounding areas. Earlier on Friday, there was heavy rain in parts of Palghar, suburban Thane, including Mumbai for almost the entire day. Waterlogging also occurred in some areas of Ratnagiri and Raigad.

The rains since Saturday morning have flooded roads in many low-lying areas of Mumbai.

Several areas of the state, including the capital Mumbai, have been receiving heavy rains since morning. High waves have started to rise in the sea due to high tide in Marine Drive in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed to the people not to go close to the sea. The Navy and the NDRF have been alerted.

KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorological Department, Mumbai, tweeted on Saturday that “Mumbai received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours”. Heavy rains will continue in Mumbai and West Coast today. ”Hosalikar said that the city and surrounding areas received 25 mm to 30 mm of rain after 8.30 am on Saturday.

According to meteorological data, the Colaba Meteorological Bureau of Mumbai recorded 169 mm of rain in the last 24 hours (Friday 8 am to 8 am Saturday), while the Santa Cruz weather station recorded 157 mm of rain in the same period. Ratnagiri bureau recorded 69.3 mm of rain since Friday and Harnai weather station 165.2 mm. The Alibaug bureau in Raigad district recorded 18 mm of rainfall in the same period.

Since morning, these areas of Mumbai have been raining in
Mumbai’s suburban areas Vile Perle, Andheri, Matunga, King Circle, Antop Hill, Bandra and Malad. Earlier on Friday, rains flooded Mumbai city and suburbs. These included many areas including Dadar, Matunga, Worli Naka, Lalbagh, Kings Circle, Sion, Kurla, Andheri. 

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