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Mumbai warned of ‘extremely heavy rain’ today, people advised to stay indoors

Mumbai warned of ‘extremely heavy rain’ today, people advised to stay indoors: In Mumbai, Maharashtra, The India Meteorological Department, is also known as the IMD, has managed to predict the ‘extremely heavy rain’ can fall down between Saturday and Monday, so it is suggested that people should be to stay indoors.

A man splashes water as he rides his bike past a waterlogged street in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7, 2018. India’s commercial capital has been hit by heavy rainfall, disrupting normal life in the city Thursday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The prediction translates into a possibility of up to 200mm or more rain throughout a 24-hour period. As per the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

on Thursday, The warning issued, which said: “The widespread rainfall activity is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai from Friday. Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is also very likely during this period.”

On Thursday, The weather advisory issued for 9th and 10th June read, “As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather updates from Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai.”

The deputy director general western region India Meteorological Department, KS Hosalikar, said, “Apart from the monsoon current there is a weather system over central Maharashtra, which is being pulled closer to an offshore trough (another weather system) extending from south Konkan to north Kerala, allowing more moisture incursions over the west coast. During the confluence of these two weather systems, the heavy rainfall activity is expected.”

In July 2005, large parts of the capital city were flooded and many people lost their lives when Mumbai recorded 900 mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

At the same time, because the city recorded no rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, gusty winds all set to take place, on a Thursday morning.

On Thursday, The Santacruz, representative of the suburbs, recorded 35.8mm between 3.30am and 8.30am; Colaba (south Mumbai) recorded 18.8mm.

From 8.30am onward, intermittent showers were recorded in the whole town with a few spells of heavy rain. At the same time, because of the Santacruz recorded 39mm rain, 27.6mm was recorded in Colaba between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Because of the overcast skies and irregular rain, day temperatures at Colaba and Santacruz fell four degrees Celsius below normal.

The Colaba recorded 29.5 degrees Celsius, 29.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Santacruz on the other side.

At Colaba, the night temperature, was around 23.5 degrees Celsius (3.5 degree Celsius below normal), at the same time as 25.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Santacruz (1.6 degree Celsius below normal).

Moisture levels were high, with 95% humidity at Colaba and 90% at Santacruz.

Suburbs of the Mumbai have recorded 96.7mm rain since June 1, which is 55.9mm above normal for the period; and south Mumbai has recorded 50.6mm rain, 12mm above normal.

The weather bureau said these were still pre-monsoon showers but conditions were constructive and favorable for the southwest monsoon which is set in over Maharashtra by Friday and over Mumbai by Saturday.

On Thursday, The southwest monsoon had made its landing over Goa. The normal onset date for the southwest monsoon over Mumbai is this 10th June.