Mumbaikars will have to brace for gusty winds along with heavy rain in the next 48 hours, with officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting frequent spells of rain and shower for the city.
“For the next 48 hours, there will be heavy rain in the city,” said V K Rajeev, Director, IMD, Mumbai. The rain is attributed to three favourable systems — depression over Rajasthan, an offshore trough over Kerala and a depression over the Bay of Bengal. “The city will also face gusty winds in the next 24 hours because there is lot of pressure gradient over the west coast,” Rajeev added.
On Tuesday, the Colaba and Santacruz weather stations received 17.2 mm rain. The relative humidity was 93 per cent at Colaba and 80 per cent at Santa Cruz. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, the city received 24 mm rain, while the eastern and western suburbs received 34 mm and 23 mm, respectively.
Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man, Sunil Thombre, who was injured in a wall collapse on Annie Besant Marg in Worli on Monday died at the KEM hospital Tuesday. Officials from the BMC’s disaster management cell said the condition of one of three other injured persons undergoing treatment at the hospital was serious.