Mumbai rains, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘red alert’ asking the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. The department has predicted intense rain in Mumbai and the surrounding areas in the next 24 hours. Electricity supply to various parts of the city was discontinued after the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) substations at Matunga, King’s Circle and Wadala were submerged in water. The IMD said that 100 out of the 150 weather stations in the city recorded over 200 mm rain in the last 24 hours. Andheri East in Mumbai recorded the highest rain, around 214 mm, in six hours. Andheri West, Vikhroli, Marol and Ville Parle also received record rain on Wednesday. Train services on various lines were stopped as a result of waterlogging.
People have been asked to avoid venturing near the sea or walking in waterlogged areas. Mumbai residents have been asked to call 1916 for any assistance. Overnight rains have also resulted in waterlogging and traffic disruption in Sion, Parel, King’s Circle, Dadar and Byculla. In the wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for Wednesday, all Mumbai schools shall remain closed today.
Meanwhile, a cloud cover enveloped Delhi for quite some time on Monday, rains kept city residents waiting. However, the weather department said, light showers are likely at night and on Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, according to data shared by the weather agency, nearly half of the country has received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15 per cent more precipitation than normal.