Mumbai has received the highest rainfall of the season in the last 24 hours. A red alert has been issued for extremely heavy rainfall for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
The Coloba observatory has recorded 293.8 mm rain ending at 8.30 pm on Wednesday being its “all-time” breaking record in the last 46 years. The city has recorded 215.8 mm rain, wherein 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs.
Due to the present situation of heavy rains, 16 NDRF teams have been prepositioned in Maharashtra- 5 teams in Mumbai, 4 teams in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Raigad.
The most affected area is South Mumbai were many new locations were inundated and were heavy rainfall and high-speed winds caused waterlogged and flooding. While there are no injuries reported yet. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has opened temporary shelter s for standard passengers and others at schools.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked people to stay indoors and venture out only for essential work or if necessary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible support to the Maharashtra Chief Minister regarding the situation prevailing in Mumbai and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall.
Palghar will continue to receive heavy to very heavy rain on Thursday. In Mira-Bhayander one person died after caught in swirling waters in the area. Large numbers of trees have been uprooted.
The weather department has added that there would be a gradual decrease in rainfall over the next 24 hours.