Mumbai: The India Meteorological
Department (IMD) forecasts heavy rainfall in parts of Mumbai
in the next 48 hours.
According to IMD officials, there will be heavy rains
in some parts of the city accompained by strong and gusty
wind for the next 48 hours.
"The monsoon has arrived 24 hours earlier than
predicted and it will cover Konkan, mid-Marathwada and
Maharastra in next two to three days. We also forecasted that
there will be heavy rainfall for tomorrow and Sunday," IMD?s
Director Sati Devi told PTI here.
"Earlier, IMD had said monsoon will arrive after June
12," Devi said.
According to the weather bureau, Colaba recorded 0.2
mm rainfall and Santacruz nil rainfall from 8.30 am to 8.30
As there were pre-monsoon showers, since June 1,
Mumbai received a total of 115.7 mm rainfall ? 10.7 mm in
Colaba and 105 mm in Santacruz.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has
geared into action and asked their staff to be on alert.
"As IMD has predicted extremely heavy rainfall for the
next 48 hours in the city and suburbs, all officers are
directed to be on alert and not to leave BMC headquarters,"
Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshatriya said.