Heavy rain in parts of Mumbai; IMD predicts more showers

Heavy rain in parts of Mumbai; IMD predicts more showers
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Mumbai: Heavy to very heavy rains lashed isolated parts of Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts in the last 24 hours, the MeT department said on Thursday.

It predicted more showers in the Konkan region and some areas of central Maharashtra over the next day.

Some isolated places in Mumbai received heavy downpour in the range of 70 mm to 100 mm during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, a senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Besides, some isolated areas of Thane experienced very heavy rainfall of more than 120 mm, while the observatory at Matheran hill town in Raigad reported 161.4 mm rain during the same period, the IMD said.

"As per model guidance, there could be an increase in RF over Konkan & Ghat areas of Madhya Mah in next 24 hrs.

Nandurbar Dhule possible intense spells," he added.

According to the IMD, the Dahanu weather station in coastal Palghar reported 90.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, while the Thane Belapur Industries Association observatory recorded 57.2 mm rain.

The Santacruz weather bureau, representative of Mumbai suburbs, recorded 42 mm downpour, while the Colaba observatory in south Mumbai reported 17.8 mm rainfall.

Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra received 25.5 mm rainfall and Parbhani district in Marathwada region saw 20 mm showers, the IMD said.