The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall activity in Mumbai, in its 24-hour forecast today. As per the weather reports, the city, suburbs and satellite regions are going to receive light showers, with the possibility of intense spells at isolated places throughout the day. A 4.40-meter high tide is also expected in Mumbai at 1:51 PM, read reports. This may lead to water clogging in flood-prone and low-lying areas of the city.
Orange alert in Mumbai from July 12 to July 15
While only moderate rains are expected in Mumbai today, isolated regions may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall here. As such, the IMD has issued an orange alert for MMR, which includes Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad, from July 12 to July 15. Experts have suggested that Mumbai is set to experience the wettest week of this monsoon season, in the coming days.
The anticipated rise of a 4.40 meter high tide will further intensify the rain impact here. Meanwhile, a low tide is likely to occur at 5:50 PM today. This will help to pull out water from low-lying areas and carry the trapped floodwater to the seas.
Monsoon to set pace in Madhya Maharashtra
Additonally, the IMD has issued warnings against heavy to very heavy rains in Maharashtra from July 9 and 13. Ghat areas of Central Maharashtra will further witness extremely heavy rains today and tomorrow, the MeT forecast detailed. As per officials, this bolstered rainfall activity can be linked to the advancement of the southwest monsoon in Delhi and the high humidity impact of the easterlies. A pressure gradient will further boost the advancement of rains, the IMD Director-General added.
"Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, the Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal", the IMD further mentioned. As such, alerts for various regions across North India and a red-grade warning for coastal Maharashtra have been lined up.