Watch: High tide hits Marine Drive in Mumbai amid rains

A high tide was seen on Marine Drive in Mumbai as heavy rain hit the city on August 9. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to very heavy rain with gusty winds reaching 40-50 km/h most likely in isolated places in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar until 10 a.m. today .

The IMD also predicted an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane today.

Several parts of Mumbai have been hit with heavy rain in the past 24 hours, with the meteorological office informing that the Santa Cruz region has recorded 86mm of rainfall since Monday morning and downpours are also expected today, Tuesday .

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Taking to Twitter, Skymet Weather said: “Over the past 21 hours between 8.30am and 5.30am today, Santa Cruz de #Mumbai recorded 86mm of rain. Also expect heavy rain today. today.

Earlier, Weather in Skymet had said: “One or two violent episodes can be observed on August 8, heavy rains can be observed frequently. The rains will accelerate even more on August 9, when heavier showers can be observed. August 9 is a potentially disruptive Tuesday with some traffic chaos and other issues due to heavy rain.”

The meteorological service said on Sunday that Mumbai was expected to experience “extremely heavy rainfall” over the coming week. Mumbai will remain on ‘orange’ alert from August 8 to August 11, HindustanTimes reported citing the meteorological service. The report also states that Palghar and Thane districts will also be on ‘orange’ alert.

Meanwhile, IMD said Maharashtra received 27% more rain than normal recorded during the months of June and July, despite the lackluster start to the monsoon season this year.

According to data compiled by IMD, the state had received 677.5mm of rain through July 31, 27% more than its normal numbers, a senior IMD official said.

The southwest monsoon, which usually arrives in the state around June 7, was delayed until June 11 and started slowly.

“As of the end of June, the state’s cumulative rainfall figures indicated that it had received 30% less rainfall than normal. However, the intensity increased significantly and in late July the state experienced excessive downpours,” the official said.

Maharashtra received 147.5mm of rain in June, 70% of its normal rainfall, IMD data showed.

“The Marathwada region received 61% above normal rainfall, while Vidarbha and central Maharashtra recorded 25% and 39% more showers respectively. Konkan received 6% excess rainfall,” he said.

“This pattern is surprising as Marathwada, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha are identified as rain shadow regions which traditionally receive very low rainfall. These are the arid regions of the state, while the coastal zone of Konkan is prone to heavy downpours,” the official said.

Based on the IMD long-term average, rainfall across the country in the second half (August and September) of the season is expected to be normal, ranging from 94 to 106 percent.

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