Maharashtra receives heavy rainfall, Mumbai’s lakes overflow


Mumbai  Maharashtra receives heavy rainfall with many of the areas recording three digit (in millimeters) rainfall including Mumbai and some other coastal districts.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rainfall for Mumbai for the next 48 hours. It's likely to be an above average year for rainfall across the country, but in Mumbai and the coastal towns of Maharashtra, it may well be an extraordinary monsoon.

Rajiv Nivatkar, the Joint Secretary of the State Disaster Management Authority said, “
In its forecast for Mumbai and suburban areas, the IMD predicted intermittent or continuous rain or showers with few heavy spells beginning from 10 am on September 21 progressing to very heavy rains during the next 24 to 48 hour”

An official stated, "Though we cannot give the exact figures, the amount of rainfall in a period of 24 hours that will be available tomorrow morning is likely to go up considerably, given the very heavy rainfall warning we have given for the city,"

"Exceptionally heavy rains are expected in the city from the morning of September 23," he said.
According to some sources, till September 23, very heavy rainfall is also expected in Konkan, Marathwada, Central Maharashtra and Vidharbha regions. As the cyclonic circulation now along the coast of Andhra Pradesh is gaining strength. Coupled with that, another cyclonic circulation is developing over the Arabian sea off the Mumbai coast.

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