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“Due to the accumulation of water up to 2 feet at Andheri subway, the traffic has been diverted to SV Road (Tiwari Chowk to Andheri railway station),” tweeted Mumbai Police on Tuesday.
On Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, warning of heavy to very heavy rains in a few areas with extremely heavy rains in isolated places.
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The IMD, in its 5-day forecast, has stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in a few places on August 9, with an orange alert being issued.
From August 10, rain in the city is expected to ease, with a yellow alert indicating heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places. From August 11, a green alert has been issued.
Jayant Sarkar, scientist and head of IMD-Mumbai, said that the synoptic situation is such that in the coming days the city may witness rain activity.
“The well-marked low pressure area over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off South Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts, with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7. 6km above mean sea level, tilting south-westwards with height persists. It is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours and move north-westwards across Odisha and Chhattisgarh,” Sarkar said.
He added, “There is also an east-west shear zone that runs roughly along 19° over north peninsular India between 3. 1km and 7. 6km above the mean sea level along with an offshore trough at mean sea level, which persists and now runs from the Maharashtra coast to the Karnataka coast. ”
The weather bureau has advised fishermen against venturing into the sea.