Heavy rains lash western coast; to continue for next 3 days

Heavy rains lash western coast; to continue for next 3 days

Heavy rains today lashed parts of the western coast, especially Mumbai and Konkan areas, and are expected to continue for the next couple of days.

According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, the offshore trough running from south Gujarat coast up to Kerala is causing rain in the region.

Since last 24 hours, Mumbai has recorded a whopping 283 mm of rain, which pushes the total rainfall received so far in the month of June to 537 mm. This is more than the monthly average of 523 mm. High tide of 4.60 metres is also expected around 2 pm.

The India Meteorological Department said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in the districts of Konkan region and Goa during the next 72 hours, starting from the morning of June 20".

"Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in districts of Marathwada during the next 24 hours," it said.

Ratnagiri received 104 mm of rain, while Goa observed 101 mm of rain. Honavar (coastal Karnataka) and Kochi also witnessed 51 mm and 46 mm of rain respectively. Heavy rain is also being observed along the east coast. Machilipatnam in a span of 24 hours, from 8.30 am on Thursday, has received 70 mm of rain. Kakinada and Visakhapatnam have recorded 33 mm and 27 mm of rain respectively, Skymet said.

In view of the system in the Bay of Bengal, south Odisha will also receive some good amount of rain. The interior parts of Maharashtra, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh will also observe some rainfall activity during the next 24 hours.

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