Since the onset of Southwest Monsoon, torrential rains have continued in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Due to heavy rains, many areas of Mumbai have been flooded, due to which people have to face problems in commuting. Heavy rain continues in many areas including Adheri, Kurla, Santacruz. Heavy rain is expected here for the next few days. Due to incessant rains, many important roads of the city have been completely filled with water. The Regional Meteorological Department has also informed that heavy rain has been forecast in Mumbai and suburban areas in the next 48 hours. If you see, in just 11 days, it has rained for a month in Mumbai. Alam is that in just the first 11 days of monsoon, the rainfall figure has crossed the monthly average of 505 mm. Mumbai has recorded 565.2 mm of rain. It is being said that there may be heavy rain in Mumbai from Friday night to Tuesday. During this time 200 mm of rain is expected. The Meteorological Department has declared a high alert in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri for Sunday.
On Sunday, parts of the state are likely to receive up to 204.5 mm of rain in 24 hours. Orange alert will continue in the Konkan area of the city till Tuesday. According to the weather station in Santacruz, Mumbai has received 107 mm of rain in 24 hours till 8:30 pm on Friday. The officials of the Meteorological Department say that the low pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal will be completely ready by Friday, June 11. Due to this, heavy rains will come from the Southwest Monsoon, which will cover almost every coastal region of Maharashtra from Friday night till Saturday morning.
The city’s Colaba Observatory recorded only 23.4 mm of rain in the 24 hours till 8:30 pm on Friday. Despite heavy rains, seven lakes supplying drinking water remain deficient in water. The water stock in the lakes is 12.68 per cent of the total capacity. Last year this figure was at 13.63 percent. The water in the city comes from Bhatsa, Madhya Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa and Modak Sagar. These are in Thane and Nashik districts.
At the same time, after the warning received from the Meteorological Department, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has come into action mode. Preparations are being made to shift the people living in low-lying areas and near Mithi river to other places. During this, the ward offices have been given the task of removing the fallen trees. Along with this, it has been asked to be prepared for emergency situations. Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, fire brigade, NDRP and state disaster management forces have been asked to remain on standby.