Today, the IMD has issued a Yellow alert for Mumbai and Thane due to the monsoon; check latest updates here.

In the past few days, Mumbai has experienced moderate rains following heavy rains last week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city, indicating heavy rainfall is very likely over the next two days, on 2nd and 3rd August.

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The yellow alert has also been issued for Palghar, Thane, and Sindhudurg, while an orange alert is in place for Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra.

As of 8 am on 2nd August, Mumbai recorded 5.57 mm of rainfall in Mumbai City, 6.66 mm in Eastern Suburbs, and 2.35 mm in Western Suburbs. The water stock in the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai stands at 75.50 percent as of 6 am on 1st August.

The IMD predicts light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall in Konkan and Goa and ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during the next three days, with very heavy rains expected on 3rd August.

Regarding transportation updates, currently, the Central and Western Railways of the Mumbai division are running normally. However, due to a mixer breakdown at Nehru Nagar (SCLR), vehicular movement is slow, and a truck breakdown at Vakola bridge (Southbound) has also affected traffic flow.

Meanwhile, six of the eight districts in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region are facing a rainfall deficit, with Parbhani receiving only about 73 percent of the expected rainfall until the end of July.

Mumbai had its wettest July on record, registering 1557.8 mm of rainfall on July 26, breaking the previous record set in July 2020 when 1,502 mm of rainfall was recorded by the IMD’s Santacruz observatory.

Looking ahead to August, the weather department predicts normal rainfall during the second half of the monsoon season, following excess precipitation in July. However, there might be below-normal rainfall in August (less than 94 percent of the long-period average), but the situation is expected to improve comparatively in September. Rainfall recorded between 94 percent and 106 percent of the long-period average is considered normal.

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