Heavy rain forecast in Mumbai till Friday; Five teams of NDRF deployed. Mumbai News – Times of India

A bike rider fell into a pothole on the Western Express Highway under the Devipara Metro station of Borivali on Monday.

Mumbai: Mumbaikars can expect a lot of rain in the coming week as the signs were already in place on Monday evening. Heavy rains were observed in many areas as the city remained cloudy for a few hours in the evening.
In view of the forecast of heavy rains, five teams of NDRF have been deployed in the city. The IMD has said in its five-day forecast that heavy to very heavy rains are likely over Mumbai and Thane till Friday.
On Monday, the island city, represented by the Colaba observatory, recorded 66.4 mm of rain and Santa Cruz 40.4 mm in the 12 hours from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. The adjoining areas of Mumbai like Thane and Navi Mumbai also received heavy rains for some time.
Meanwhile, the total water stock in the lakes in the catchment area that supply Mumbai rose to around 13% on Monday, from 11% over the weekend. Municipal officials said that they are hopeful that the monsoon will pick up pace.
Independent meteorologists said the city could again receive triple-digit rainfall like last week, when the Colaba observatory recorded over 200 mm in a single day.
The rainfall recorded in the 24 hours ended at 8.30 am on Monday by IMD’s Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories was 12.8 mm and 21 mm. So far, since June 1, IMD’s Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories have recorded 641.2 mm and 608.3 mm of rainfall.
Meanwhile, BMC officials prepared for heavy rains said extra water pumps would be deployed in areas like Hindmata, Gandhi Market and Andheri subway to deal with any flood situation.

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