Mumbai, Goa Prepares For Heavy Rains

Mumbai: After months facing heatwaves, Mumbai and its nearby areas experienced light showers with lightning on Monday morning following the formation of a low-pressure area in the Arabian sea.

On 3rd June, the depression in the Arabian is likely to convert into a severe cyclone named Cyclone Nisarga and cross north Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa coasts, said the India meteorological department (IMD)
Due to the cyclone, there might be heavy rainfall in the parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat.

According to IMD’s website, Dharavi in Mumbai recorded the highest 32.46 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. While some parts of Pune also witnessed rain with gusty winds.

“Maharashtra state experienced rain with thunderstorms associated with gusty winds especially in interiors in last 24 hours,” IMD Mumbai’s deputy director-general of meteorology K S Hosalikar said in a tweet on Monday.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday appealed to fishermen not to be in the sea due to the cyclonic storm. The government has taken safety measures along the Konkan coast to tackle any mishaps.

While in Goa, people have been advised by the officials not to visit beaches or venture into the sea for next 48 as IMD predicted heavy rainfall in parts of north and south Goa districts with a wind speed of 45-55 KM per hour.
Red flags along the state’s 105-kilometre coastline had been posted by Drishti Marine to indicate that area is dangerous for swimming.

(With PTI Inputs)

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