The weather bureau has issued an orange alert -- heavy to very heavy rain -- for Friday and Saturday, but the intensity is likely to lessen from Sunday.

Mumbai: The metropolis and suburbs on Friday obtained the utmost rains this monsoon to this point.

Colaba climate observatory, which covers south Mumbai, recorded 157 millimetres (mm) of rainfall between 8:30 and 11:30 am on Friday morning after torrential downpour inundated a number of low-lying areas within the metropolis.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) classifies 20-30 mm rain per hour as an intense spell; 30-50 mm per hour as a really intense spell; 50-100 mm per hour as an especially 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.

Cuffe Parade topped the location-wise rainfall information obtained from south Mumbai at 105 mm; adopted by the realm in and across the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) (97mm), Worli (85 mm), Malabar Hill (81 mm), Haji Ali (76 mm), Matunga (65 mm), Sewri and Parel (64 mm), and Dharavi (62 mm).

The depth of the rains lessened round 12.30pm onwards.

Santacruz climate observatory, which covers the Mumbai’s suburbs, recorded 61 mm throughout the identical three-hour interval on Friday morning.

Andheri obtained the utmost rainfall at 61 mm, adopted by Sion (55 mm), Bandra (51 mm), Versova (42 mm), Vile-Parle (40 mm), Chembur (29 mm), Bhandup (25 mm), Kurla (23 mm), Ghatkopar (20 mm), and Mulund (17 mm).

Earlier, KS Hosalikar, deputy director, western area, IMD, had predicted intense rainfall in Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Friday and Saturday.

“Isolated areas in south and central Mumbai have recorded approximately 70 mm overnight rainfall. Radar images are indicating active monsoon conditions over Mumbai and its surrounding areas. Mumbai and its suburbs may receive up to 50 mm rain per hour. The entire Konkan coast, including Mumbai, will receive heavy incessant rains for the next 48 hours. People are advised to avoid travelling,” he mentioned.

IMD has issued an orange alert — heavy to very heavy rain — for Friday and Saturday, however the depth is prone to reduce from Sunday.

It has additionally warned of waterlogging in a number of low-lying areas of town, momentary disruption of civic companies akin to water and electrical energy, site visitors snarls, the chance of collapse of outdated buildings, and uprooting of bushes.

IMD has urged correct regulation of metropolis site visitors and restricted motion for Mumbaikars in waterlogged areas.

IMD classifies gentle rain between 2.5 and seven.5 mm; average rain (7.6-35.5 mm); heavy rain (35.6-64.four mm); and very heavy rain (64.5-124.four mm).

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