After heavy rains and thunderstorms acclaimed Mumbai on Thursday night, parts of the city are likely to experience rains on Friday. High tide is forecast at 19:33 on Friday at 3.64 meters. The tide should be at its lowest point at 14:01. The maximum temperature for the day is 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum is 23 degrees Celsius, according to IMD Mumbai.
After heavy rains on Thursday, heavy traffic was reported in parts of the city. Central and western rail services were also delayed in 5 to 10 minutes. Areas such as Dadar, Bandra, Vile Parle, Santacruz and Andheri received maximum rainfall with Dadar receiving the largest amount (44 mm). To address the flooded roads and streets, BMC used 29 dehydration pumps.
Thursday’s rains were a respite for Mumbaikars who had been on a hot day for a few days. On Monday Santacruz recorded a maximum temperature of 35.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature recorded in Colaba was 33.4 degrees Celsius.
An official of the Disaster Management Unit of the BMC indicated that no adverse events had been reported so far. The Colaba weather station in south Mumbai recorded a 32-mm precipitation from 8:30 am on Thursday at 5:30 am on Friday while the observatory outside Santacruz recorded a rainfall of 51, 2 mm during the period, he said.
Almost two weeks ago, Bombay stopped after heavy rains since 26 July 2005 (331.4 mm). Hundreds were blocked after the rains on 29 August. More than a dozen people died in the environs of Bombay and seven disappeared after the waters that fell.