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Light showers in Mumbai; IMD issues yellow alert

The civic physique mentioned it didn’t announce a vacation for colleges and faculties in the town for Friday as there was only a ‘yellow’ alert of rainfall.

After heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs over the previous few days, the depth of rainfall decreased on Friday with the town witnessing solely occasional spells of average to heavy showers until midday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has, nevertheless, predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the town throughout the day, officers mentioned. Incessant rains over the previous few days raised the mixture water inventory in seven lakes offering potable water to Mumbai because it reached 68 per cent on Friday morning. Of these seven lakes, 4 have overflowed to date, they mentioned. 

As the depth of rain decreased, no main water logging was reported anyplace in the metropolis, the officers mentioned. Some commuters complained that site visitors on the Eastern, in addition to Western expressways, was shifting slowly, however there was no challenge on the Eastern Freeway connecting Chembur to south Mumbai. The metropolis site visitors police mentioned there was congestion on the Sion-Panvel freeway in the morning after a chemical tanker overturned at Uran Phata in Navi Mumbai. 

“There was no major waterlogging anywhere in the city as the intensity of rain reduced in the morning. Most parts of the city have been witnessing mostly light rain with occasional spells of heavy rain,” a civic official mentioned. 

The IMD has issued a yellow alert, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the town and suburbs with the opportunity of extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations, he added. There might be occasional gusty winds reaching 40-50 kmph as per the climate bureau’s prediction, the official mentioned. 

The island metropolis, it is jap suburbs and western suburbs obtained a median rainfall of 100.82 mm, 94.79 mm and 129.12 mm, respectively, in the 24 hours ending at 8 am, officers mentioned. 

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), there was a 3.46-metre excessive tide in the Arabian Sea at 8.08 am and the following excessive tide is at 3.20 pm. 

On Thursday, heavy rains lashed the town, particularly its northern elements, inflicting water-logging at many locations which badly affected the motion of autos. The BMC declared a vacation for all colleges and faculties on Thursday. However, all authorities and personal colleges in addition to all faculties are open on Friday. 

The civic physique mentioned it didn’t announce a vacation for colleges and faculties in the town for Friday as there was only a ‘yellow’ alert of rainfall. 

A pretend letter asserting a vacation for colleges and faculties on July 28 was going viral on social media, the BMC mentioned and appealed to individuals to not consider it. 

Due to heavy rains, water-logging was witnessed on Thursday in Matunga, DN Nagar, Byculla, Trombay, Azad Maidan, Kandivali, Kalbadevi, Oshiwara, Dahisar, Magathane on Thursday, with water being nearly half-feet in most of those areas. 

The Modak Sagar Lake constructed on the Vaitarna River in the neighbouring Thane district began overflowing at 10.52 pm on Thursday evening, a civic official mentioned. This is the fourth lake, after Vihar, Tansa and Tulsi, to overflow this monsoon season. Mumbai receives 3,800 MLD (tens of millions of litres per day) of water from the seven reservoirs – Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar, Vihar and Tulsi – situated in Mumbai, Thane and Nashik districts. 

Nilesh Desai
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