For Friday, too, IMD has issued an orange alert with forecast of heavy to very heavy rain, very likely to take place at isolated areas in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar. While parts of Mumbai witnessed a downpour late Wednesday, it remained almost dry on Thursday.
The IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai on Thursday with forecast of "extremely heavy" rain at isolated places. The Met department has also issued an orange alert for Friday with forecast of "heavy to very heavy rain" at isolated places.
The weathermen also predicted light rain for Delhi and heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, and moderate rainfall in some areas of Himachal Pradesh till September 14.
Mumbai Rains, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: In the national capital it remained partly cloudy during the day with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
At least 20 people have been killed and several others critically injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall at Kurar village, Pimparipada-Malad East, Mumbai. The rains have completely disrupted the city's normalcy.
Heavy rain pelted most parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, raising fears of flooding and leaving lakhs of commuters stranded in slow moving trains, on railway platforms, and in traffic jams on the city’s roads. At least 16 people have died after a compound wall collapsed on hutments at Malad East.
Around 168 incidents of treefall have been reported in Mumbai city, out of which 60 are in the island city, 37 in the eastern suburbs and 71 in the western suburbs. However, no casualties have been reported till now.
Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.