North Maharashtra to witness extremely heavy rains from tomorrow
The IMD today predicted extremely heavy rains in isolated places from June 9-12 along the north coastal belt of Maharashtra.
It said that conditions were favorable for further advancement of Southwest monsoon into more parts of central Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, including Mumbai, during the next 24 hours.
IMD also predicted increased rainfall over coastal Karnataka, Goa, south Maharashtra till June 10.
Increased rainfall activity from June 9-12 in Mumbai
Winds speeds will range from 40-60km/h in Goa, Konkan
The IMD has warned that winds, with speeds ranging between 40-60km/h, were likely along the Goa and Konkan coasts from June 8-12.
"We are on alert-mode and precautionary measures are in place. Preparatory work to coordinate with various agencies for any eventuality is also in place," a BMC-spokesperson said.
"Our officers are keeping a close watch. Their weekly-offs have been cancelled," an official said.
Mumbai witnessed heavy rains yesterday
The IMD also said that a few spells of rain is likely to occur in the city and suburbs.
Mumbai witnessed heavy rains yesterday resulting in water-logged streets and delayed trains.
During the last 24 hours, from 8.30 am yesterday to 8.30 am today, the IMD's weather station at Colaba recorded 30.2 mm rainfall while Santa Cruz recorded 41 mm rainfall.