Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Mumbai on Thursday warning of “extremely heavy rainfall” in parts of the city. It has issued an “orange alert” on Friday, with a forecast of “heavy to very heavy” rainfall. Adjoining areas like Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts are also likely to receive very heavy rains today.
Mumbai has already recorded its wettest monsoon since 1954. From June 1 to September 17, the rainfall recorded in the city was 3,467.6 mm, surpassing the record of 1954 when 3,451.6 mm average seasonal rain was recorded.
In other news, heavy rains lashed Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Bringing relief to the parched state, the regional weather department predicted cloudy skies and rains through the day.