Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted good rainfall in Mumbai post weekend (from August 8), along with partly cloudy skies with the possibility of light thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next two days.
The IMD has forecast moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers at Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad and Solapur during the next two days.
According to IMD officer Sushma Nair, thunder and lightning in these areas will be mostly due to the interaction of dry winds (due to a trough) with moist winds (coming from the east).
The entire state of Maharashtra except for the Konkan coast including Mumbai has been given a Yellow Alert (moderate rain with thundershowers) on Wednesday and Thursday.
While the adjoining districts of Mumbai including Thane, Raigad, Satara, Pune and Kolhapur have been given a yellow alert for Friday and Saturday.
Although Mumbai will remain on Green Alert (No Warning) for the next few days till Saturday, there is a possibility of good rain from August 8.
The IMD has issued a red alert for Kerala, where heavy rain continues due to heavy rains in other parts of the country. The state of Tamil Nadu is also receiving heavy rains, due to which the government has directed the disaster management agencies to be on high alert.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.07 meters is expected in Mumbai at 3.28 pm today. Also, a low tide of 1.28 meters is expected at 9.29 pm.
The next high tide of 3.62 meters is expected at 3.50 am and the next low tide of 1.74 meters is likely to occur at 9.19 am on August 4.