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Mumbai wakes up to rainy morning. IMD issues orange alert, heavy to very heavy rain expected

India Today logo India Today 04-09-2019

People in Mumbai woke up to a rainy morning this morning with water-logging being reported in some parts of the city. Areas like Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla received heavy rain in the wee hours today.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued an 'Orange alert' for Mumbai and Thane for today.

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IMD has predicted that the two cities will receive heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places today.

Anes agency ANI in areport said hours of incessant rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining districts led to water-logging in several parts of the city on Wednesday morning. Water-logging occurred in the areas near King Circle railway station and Gandhi market, the report said.

IMD has predicted that the maximum and minimum temperatures are most likely to remain around 29 degreed Celcius and 24 degrees Celcius respectively.

However, the rain is likely to subside by Thursday to just heavy rainfall, and by Friday and Saturday, it will further reduce to light rains, IMD said.

In weather terminology, a forecast of 'heavy rain' indicates rainfall ranging from 64.5mm to 115.5 mm while 'very heavy rainfall' indicates rainfall between 115.6mm and 204.4 mm.

Similar alerts have also been issued for other parts of Maharashtra. The IMD has issued 'Orange alert' for Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudhurg. An orange alert is issued when IMD forecasts weather conditions that would disrupt daily life.

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