The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a red alert for heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs. They advised fishermen not to dare into the deep sea on the east coast. In fact, low pressure areas are forming in the Bay of Bengal.
However, the rains started in Mumbai and its outposts on Monday morning as the rains built up over the Arabian Sea. In the next two days, the intensity will rise in the Mumbai city and other parts of state, according to the Climate Department.
Also, they have advised Mumbai people to avoid go out on 4th and 5th August, Skymet Weather said. Besides that, it could reduce the intensity from 6th August. Also, this will be the second heavy rainstorm in Mumbai after mid-July, a private astrologer said.
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Mumbai based civic body has said that all other stores in the city will be closed today except for essential services. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted, “they expect All offices and firms in Mumbai to remain closed; Except those last night because of heavy rains and emergency services.”
The BEST bus service, the civic body said, has redirected to at least eight routes in various parts of Mumbai and the suburbs.
As they expect high tide at 12:47 pm, the civic body has warned all concerned agencies and people. They advised not to go to any coastal or low-lying areas. Waves of about 4.51 meters’ forecasts for torrential rains.
Mumbai received 230.06 mm of rain between 8 am on Monday and 6 am today. The eastern and western outposts received 162.83 and 162.28 mm of rainfall, respectively.
During the monsoon season from June to September or October, the roads in Mumbai remain regularly flooded. It is causing India to receive the heaviest rainfall of the year.
Almost every monsoon, Mumbai seeks to cope with the chaos caused by the rains. Suburban trains have disrupted and low-lying areas has flooded.
A decade of torrential rains in Mumbai last year killed several people and disturbed rail, road and air traffic.
Mangrove covers in many parts of Mumbai, which have been very effective in helping to remove water. Those have destroyed over the past decade to reach higher altitudes.
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