The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a purple alert for suburban Mumbai, Raigad, Satara and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on Saturday with a prediction of extraordinarily heavy rainfall over the subsequent 24 hours.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has in a tweet requested folks to keep away from the seashore.
“@Indiametdept has forecasted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai for the next 48 hours. Also, there is a high tide of 4.57 metres at 11:38 AM tomorrow. Citizens are requested to stay away from the sea shore,” it posted.
The Konkan area, together with Mumbai, obtained poor rainfall in June, the climate bureau has forecast a standard monsoon in July for the area.
Palghar, Thane, Mumbai metropolis its suburbs, and Raigad recorded poor rainfall between June 1 and July 1, whereas Ratangiri recorded regular rainfall.
On Friday, Mumbai and it suburbs obtained the utmost rains this monsoon so far. The Colaba climate observatory, which covers south Mumbai, recorded 157 millimetres (mm) of rainfall between 8:30am and 11:30am on Friday after torrential downpour inundated a number of low-lying areas within the metropolis.
IMD classifies 20-30 mm rain per hour as an intense spell; 30-50mm per hour as a really intense spell; 50-100mm per hour as a particularly intense spell; and over 100 mm per hour as a cloud burst. Friday’s showers in south Mumbai fell within the “very intense spell” class.
IMD had earlier issued an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rain for Friday and Saturday however mentioned the depth is more likely to reduce from Sunday.
KS Hosalikar, IMD’s deputy director for the western area, had predicted intense rainfall in Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Friday and Saturday.
A yellow alert, which will likely be up to date for heavy rain at remoted locations, has been issued for Sunday for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. An orange alert for heavy to very heavy rain has been issued for Palghar, for Sunday.
A purple alert directs authorities to take vital motion for terribly heavy rain at remoted locations in a area.