Mumbai Rains: IMD Tells Mumbaikars To Brace For 'Intense Heavy Rainfall' On Saturday And Sunday

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After two days of moderate showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday forecast 'intense heavy rainfall' in Mumbai on late Saturday and Sunday

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After two days of moderate showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday forecast "intense heavy rainfall" in Mumbai on late Saturday and Sunday.

K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, IMD, Mumbai, in his tweet said that  Mumbai is very likely to get intense heavy rainfalls.

"Warnings are issued for areas including West coast," he said.

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Here are the updates:

The IMD's Santacruz weather station in suburbs recorded 43.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ended 8.30 am on Friday, according to its website. Here's another tweet:

During the same period, the department's weather station at Colaba in South Mumbai recorded 21.2 mm rainfall. Even Skymet Weather predicted rains in the next two to three hours after the city recorded around 30mm rains in just three hours. 

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Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the IMD announced that Mumbai recorded the second-highest rainfall for the month of July in the last 60 years. The Santacruz and Colaba observatories in the city recorded 1,464.8 mm and 1,175.1 mm rainfall, respectively, last month. Five years ago, the city had witnessed even more rainfall in July, setting a record. The Santacruz observatory had recorded 1,468.5 mm rainfall in July 2014, said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of the Regional Centre of the IMD here. 

(With PTI Inputs) 

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