Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Three people were feared drowned after heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Raigad district Monday, officials said. The India Meteorological Department also sounded a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, forecasting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
Throughout Monday, that is in nine hours ending 5.30 pm, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 35.2 mm rain and its Colaba counterpart 22.6 mm, most of which was recorded till noon.
Mumbai has received 920.1 mm rain, surpassing its average normal rainfall for July.
IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on 20th July over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana. East and adjoing central India will experience fairly widespread to widespread spells along with isolated heavy rainfall. During the next 24 hours Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan have froecast of moderate to severe thunderstorm with lightning.
Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan & Goa & adjoining Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on July 21 and 22.
Five member of a family on Monday, invovling a couple and their three children aged between three and 12, were killed after a landslide in the Kalwa area in Thane city. The couple’s two other daughters were also injured in the mishap. Four other houses in the area were also damaged.
A day after heavy rainfall battered the city 400 cars, auto-rickshaws and sports bikes were submerged in the underground parking lot in Kandivali’s Thakur complex.
A portion of Gholai Nagar hill came crashing down on the Durga Chawl in the Gholai Nagar area in Kalwa east, this occured around 11.00 am, the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) said.
Meanwhile, 136.83 mm rainfall was recorded Monday until 8.30 pm. There was waterlogging at 33 locations in Thane city and some parts of neighbouring Mumbra, Bhiwandi and Kalyan townships Monday. There were also 15 tree fall incidents and six landslide and wall collapse incidents.
An off-shore trough at mean sea level is likely to persist in next three to four days from Maharashtra coast to Karnataka coast.