Heavy rainfall is likely to dampen the festivities round Diwali in Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated Wednesday. Rain can also be anticipated to lash town Thursday.
Two climate programs over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal will carry thundershower to town over the subsequent three days, the IMD stated. It can also be likely to trigger heavy rainfall on October 27.
“The low pressure system lying over the Arabian Sea is set to become a well-marked low-pressure system within 24 hours and into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 48 hours. This system is likely to intensify and turn into a depression,” an IMD official stated. Besides, there’s robust prevalence of easterly winds, which is including to the moisture over the area ensuing in intense rainfall.
Neighbouring Thane and Palghar is likely to obtain thundershower until Sunday, officers stated. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning or gusty winds and heavy rainfall can also be anticipated at remoted locations in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Sholapur, Aurangabad on Thursday, they stated.
Meanwhile, IMD recorded 6.5 mm of rainfall in the final 24 hours, up to 8.30 am on Wednesday, officers stated.