In first-of-its-kind project in India, Centre directs Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to install 200 to 250 rain gauges in Mumbai , which will give area-wise rainfall updates
Meanwhile, Mumbai experienced a hot Sunday as maximum temperatures touched 37.8 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal, while the minimum temperature was 20.8 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.
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According to the IMD forecast, the city is likely to see “generally cloudy skies with the possibility of light rain or drizzle in some areas”.
The last time Mumbai received showers in the winter month was on December 13, 2014, when 1.5 mm rainfall was recorded. December 2008 and 2009 witnessed so little rainfall that it could not be recorded.
“Goods worth Rs 15 lakh were damaged. Fans and lights stopped working. Carpets and chairs got wet and muddy. We won’t be able to use any of these items again as they will start smelling,” said a wedding organiser.
Roads witnessed thinner traffic after 10 am as many preferred to stay indoors or work from home. Vehicle users had to put up with low visibility in the morning hours.
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An official from the IMD said the forecast included moderate-to-heavy rainfall at a few places “along with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph” along the coastal areas.
The probe into the case has been concluded and the Police have found six Parel residents guilty of negligence for opening a manhole cover in which Amarapurkar allegedly fell and died.
The thundershowers, which started at around 4pm, didn’t have any impact on the schedule of suburban trains. The weather department has also issued a forecast of similar thundershowers for tomorrow as well.
“Mumbai is also expected to witness a few spells of light to moderate rain from October 7 onward. The rainfall intensity may increase on October 9 and 10,” predicted Skymet Weather.
According to BMC officials, most locals of the area where the incident took place spoke to news channels but refused to give an official statement to BMC officials.
The operations at runway 09/27 resumed at around 11.30pm after SpiceJet Boeing 737 was moved to the paved area and subsequently to a hanger, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said.
The BMC’s internal report after August 29 had pointed to this lack of coordination