Heavy rains continue to lash large parts of Maharashtra


MUMBAI: Heavy rains keep on lashing substantial parts of Maharashtra, with numerous regions recording three-digit (in millimeters) precipitation, including Mumbai and waterfront areas, authorities said on Wednesday. Climate division predicts more precipitation for Maharashtra for next three-four days as rainstorm enters the subsiding stage. 

Mumbai and surroundings were tormented by substantial automobile overloads on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway, the east-west connections, rural and blood vessel streets, and additionally those interfacing Mumbai with the Thane and Raigad. 

In a few sections of Thane and Palghar, neighborhood schools and universities stayed close because of water logging and slowed down vehicular activity even as the area powers stayed in a condition of high alarm for any characteristic catastrophe. In a noteworthy alleviation for the 17 million Mumbaikars, every one of the lakes supplying drinking water to the city are full. The water in Tulsi, Vehar, Tansa, Bhatsa, Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna and Middle Vaitarna water bodies remains at more than 14,47,300 million liters. 

A year ago, shortage downpour prompted water stockpiling of 11,07,400 million liters, which brought about sharp water cuts amid the pinnacle request in summer months. In the most recent 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department said, Mumbai recorded 180 mm normal downpour, with suburbia representing 142.6 mm and whatever is left of the city, till 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Typical life was seriously hit in Palghar region which recorded 529 mm precipitation till Wednesday morning. 

The other conspicuous regions with more than 20 mm downpour in the previous 24 hours incorporate Raigad, Ratnagiri, Jalgaon, Mahabaleshwar, Amravati and others. Overwhelming spells of downpours have been conjecture for the following 3-4 days till Sunday, particularly in the seaside ranges where anglers have been cautioned against wandering out into the Arabian Sea because of solid winds. 

"Substantial to overwhelming downpours are normal in Konkan, Maratha, focal Maharashtra and eastern Maharashtra's Vidarbha locale throughout the following 24-48 hours," head of State Disaster Management Authorit RV Sharma said. The storm restoration is credited to the development of another climate framework in west-focal Bay of Bengal, which is instantly pervasive over northwest Bay of Bengal, seaside regions of south Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh. 

As per Skymet Weather, the framework is moving westwards rapidly and anticipated that would approach Konkan and Goa districts soon.