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IMD puts Mumbai on alert as extremely heavy rainfall predicted for next 24 hours, issues “Orange alert” till Tuesday

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Torrential rain lashes Mumbai. It has been raining heavily for the last one week. At the same time, due to the continuous rain, the whole city seems to be submerged. Water has been flooded in many areas and people are facing a lot of difficulties in movement. At the same time, the India Meteorological Department has predicted rain to continue in the city and has also issued an orange alert till Tuesday.

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“Orange alert” sounded in Mumbai till Tuesday
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in different areas of Mumbai city in the next 24 hours. The department has also predicted wind speed of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour during this period. Along with this, the Meteorological Department has also issued an orange alert in Mumbai till Tuesday. At the same time, Mumbaikars have been advised by the Meteorological Department to decide their travel according to the weather.

As per the district disaster cell chief Vivekanand Kadam, a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on alert to provide assistance whenever required.
The district saw at least 32 houses damaged and received an average 89.27 mm downpour in the 24-hour period ending at 10 am on Thursday.

At the same time, as a precautionary measure due to incessant rains in the city, the sea beach has also been closed after 10 am. In fact, after the red alert issued by the Meteorological Department, the center of Mumbai has been allowed to open only from 6 am to 10 pm.

Significantly, in the last one week, Mumbai has received 624.7 mm of rain, which is 57% of the total 1,092 mm of rain recorded till Friday evening. While between June 1 and July 1, a total of 467.3 mm of rain was recorded in Mumbai.

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