The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued high alert for all authorities in Mumbai in view of expected very heavy rainfall in the city on June 13-14. As a precautionary measure, the Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF have been asked to remain on standby.
The BMC has also asked all its staff members to report to duty and warned BEST and Adani electricity substations about the expected weather condition. The fire brigade has also been alerted.
This came after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its Friday evening report that Mumbai and neighbouring areas are “very likely” to receive extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Sunday. It also issued a similar ‘red alert’ for Ratnagiri and Raigad districts in coastal Maharashtra. A few places in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane may receive heavy rains on Saturday too, it said.
Rainfall of more than 204.5 mm in 24 hours is considered as extremely heavy. “Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts are very likely to receive extremely heavy rains at isolated places on Sunday. Raigad and Ratnagiri districts have similar alert for Saturday as well,” said the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD here. Mumbai and Thane districts would “very likely receive heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places (on Saturday),” it added. In the rest of Maharashtra, there would be moderate rains with thunderstorms and lightning in the next two days with varied intensity, the forecast said.
News Source : News18