Mumbai gears up for a weekend of `very heavy rain`, BMC on alert
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Mumbai gears up for a weekend of `very heavy rain`, BMC on alert

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MUMBAI: Most parts of Maharashtra are likely to witness an increased rainfall activity from June 9-12, as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). A statement from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued today informed that conditions were favourable for the further advancement of the Southwest monsoon into more parts of the central Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, including Mumbai, in the next 24 hours.

"Increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, from tomorrow," the statement on Friday 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 Goa and Konkan between June 8-12. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into over east central Arabian Sea off Konkan and Goa coasts as well as west central and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea off Somalia coast till June 12.

Owing to the warning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is on its toes to ensure the city does not suffer due to waterlogging. "We are on alert mode and precautionary m...

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