Updated: August 12, 2020 7:23:30 pm
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai and intense showers in neighbouring districts for the next 24 hours.
A brown alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for Raigad, Nashik and Pune, news agency PTI reported.
Isolated places in Mumbai are likely to receive heavy rains, while neighbouring districts of Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri will witness more intense showers for the next 24 hours, an official said.
Other parts of Maharashtra will receive light to moderate rains, he added.
Incessant showers have been pummelling Mumbai and suburban areas since Wednesday morning.
“Mumbai, western suburbs, parts of Thane and Navi Mumbai received more than 60 mm rainfall in the last six hours at 2.30 pm,” K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general of IMD Mumbai said in a tweet.
Delhi: Rainfall in August so far lowest in 10 yrs
Several areas of Delhi also witnessed light showers in sporadic areas on Wednesday. According to the India Meteorological Department’s data, the national capital has recorded 72 per cent less rainfall than normal in August so far which is the lowest in 10 years.
This is despite the weather department’s prediction of moderate to heavy rains between Sunday and Thursday, PTI reported.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, has recorded just 31.1 mm rainfall this month so far against the normal of 109.6 mm.
The national capital recorded 37.1 mm rainfall in the first 12 days of August last year.
‘Heavy to very heavy’ rainfall in isolated places of UP
Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in isolated areas of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. As per the IMD, thunderstorms accompanied with lightning occurred at a few places in the eastern part of the state and at isolated places in the western region.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely in isolated places across the state on Thursday, the weather agency.
Rains and thundershower are very likely at many places in the state on August 14 and August 15, it said in a forecast.
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