New Delhi: Cyclone Ockhi has reached to Mumbai after hitting Kerala since four to five days. Mumbaikars have been witnessing heavy rainfall. The rainfall at Santacruz weather station was noted 7mm whereas Colaba station noted 11.4 mm rainfall amid 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm yesterday.
In December month, Mumbai recorded highest rainfall in 24 hours due to the effect of Cyclone Ockhi. Earlier, the city witnessed 31.4 mm rainfall in December month in year 1967. The MeT department has issued warning of heavy rainfall in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Nandurbar, Dhule, Nasik as well as Jalgaon districts.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has cautioned people from going near the beaches. On the festival of Ambedkar Jayanti, several people are probable to get collected at Shivaji Park.
On Monday, Indian Meteorological Department stated that Cyclone Ockhi was likely to lower down as it shifted northeastwards. It also denied speculations that the cyclone would strike Mumbai. It added that the Mumbai shoreline could face high-speed breeze from yesterday night. The tempo of the wind could stroke 50-60 kmph.