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Increased rainfall activity between June 9-12 in Mumbai: IMD

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today predicted increased rainfall activity, including extremely heavy rains in isolated places, between tomorrow and June 12 along the north coastal belt of which includes

A statement from the (IMD) issued today informed that conditions were favourable for the further advancement of the Southwest monsoon into more parts of the central and Maharashtra, including Mumbai, during the next 24 hours.

"Increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, and south is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, from tomorrow," the statement said.

"Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is also very likely during this period. The rainfall activity over these regions is likely to reduce from June 12," the statement informed.

It has also warned that winds, with speeds ranging between 40 kilometres per hour to 60 kmph, were likely along the coasts of and between June 8-12.

"We are on alert mode and precautionary measures are in place. Preparatory work to coordinate with various agencies for any eventuality is also in place," a of the told today.

"Our officers are ready and are keeping a close watch on the situation. Their weekly-offs have been cancelled as well," the added.

The IMD, in its forecast issued for today, said that a few spells of rain or thundershowers were likely to occur in the city and suburbs.

Heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places, it added.

Earlier, had held a meeting of top civic officials and those from the yesterday in view of the forecast of heavy rain in the city during the weekend.

The city witnessed heavy rains yesterday resulting in water-logged streets and late running suburban trains.

During the last 24 hours, from 8.30 am yesterday to 8.30 am today, the IMD's station at Colaba recorded 30.2 mm rainfall while recorded 41 mm rainfall.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 15:40 IST