Previously, IMD had announced that Mumbai will have to endure a week-long raining spell. However, the organization, then, only labelled the threat as an orange alert. Thus, in essence, the officials thought that it would not be much of a nuisance. However, after the heavy rainfall of today’s morning, the scenario has changed entirely.
After the scene of today’s morning, IMD has issued the same as a red alert. According to them, the rainfall would be increasingly prominent, especially after 12 PM. Mumbai and a few suburbs of the city will receive moderate to heavy rainfall. However, the isolated places may need to prepare themselves for a severe condition.
Which Places are Under the Red Alert?
As mentioned before, IMD has set up a red alert in a few sections of Maharashtra. Among them, Thane and North Konkan district is probably going to be in the most dangerous situation. Besides them, the weather forecasting organization has also predicted that Ratnagiri, Raigad, and Paldhar would, too, fall under its influence.
How Has the Rainfall Affected the City Life?
Like always, the heavy rainfall in Mumbai has halted its liveliness almost abruptly. The buses and other transportation systems have stopped working. Hence, the daily office-goers have had to take a day-off and sit at home.
That’s not all. The beautiful beaches of Mumbai are also not going to be in a proper condition today. According to IMD, in many places, the high tide would go up to 4.45 meters. The heavy rainfall has affected the Western Express Highway as well.
Furthermore, as per reports, some internal places in Mumbai are also experiencing severe water-logging since the morning. So, all-in-all, the busiest city in India, is currently under a lot of stress because of both COVID-19 and rainfall.
When Is It Going to End?
According to IMD, this situation will continue for at least around a week. However, the rainfall would be highly prominent in the next two to three days. Thus, IMD has requested all the offices to stay closed during this situation. Moreover, it has also warned the people of Mumbai not to go out of their house.