After hours of unabated rainfall, several areas in Mumbai were waterlogged on Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall lead to waterlogging in areas adjoining King Circle railway station and Gandhi market near Matunga.
Mumbaikars woke up to a rainy day, particularly in areas like Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla.
Mumbai police has also requested people to take necessary precautions in dealing with the heavy rains.
“IMD authorities have indicated high rainfall weather for Mumbai and other adjoining districts for the next two days. Please take adequate precautions and ensure safety. Dial 100 in case of an emergency. Take care Mumbai,” a tweet by the Mumbai police reads.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “heavy to very heavy rains” is several parts of Mumbai and Thane.
IMD has also issued an “orange alert” for the two cities; the alert is issued when IMD forecasts weather conditions that would disrupt daily life.
The department has predicted that the maximum temperature will remain around 29 degree Celsius and minimum temperature will be around 24 degree Celsius in the city.
Talking about the weather conditions in Maharashtra and adjoining areas, a report in Skymet Weather said, “At present, the Axis of Monsoon Trough was active over coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala. Now, the system has moved northwards. A Cyclonic Circulation is still persisting over South Gujarat region.”
“A Low-Pressure Area which is over Odisha and adjoining areas is also a pull effect over the West Coast leading to increased rain activities over entire Konkan and Goa as well Mumbai and suburbs,” the report said.
Skymet has also said that these on and off rains are expected to continue for the next 48 hours in Mumbai and suburbs.
As per a media report, Mumbai received 98% rainfall for August. Regarding the amount of rains recorded in August, IMD’s Santacruz centre said thay 574 mm rains were received till Saturday.
However, the recorded rains are still short of 585.2 mm rain required for the month.