India Meteorological Department on Sunday, 5 July, predicted intermittent moderate to heavy rain over Mumbai and the suburbs in the next 24 hours. They have also said that there is a possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
Due to heavy rains in parts of Mumbai in the last two days, several areas are facing waterlogging issues.
The IMD on Sunday predicted that squally weather with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph is likely to prevail over the Maharashtra-Goa coast on 5 and 6 July, advising fishermen not to venture along and off the coast during the period, according to ANI.
Mumbai’s Powai Lake overflowed owing to the incessant rainfall, ANI reported.
High tides have hit the coast in Mumbai’s Colaba, and fishermen living in the area have sought help from the local administration over waterlogging in their houses, since they live in low lying areas, ANI reported.
#WATCH High tides hit the coast in Mumbai's Colaba. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/gZjKop6evB— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has warned people to stay away from the coast due to a possible high tide of 4.63 meters at 12:23 pm.
Some Mumbaikars Welcome Monsoon
While for many, waterlogging and heavy rains are creating disruption, considering COVID-19 outbreak and sharply rising positive cases in the Mumbai city, some are welcoming the famous Mumbai monsoon.
These Mumbai rains are gorgeous. Almost makes you forget everything that’s not right with the world at the moment.— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) July 4, 2020
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