Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Widespread rainfall is also expected over the next two days in the Konkan coast, Goa and Gujarat, according to the weather office.
The Santacruz weather station in Mumbai reported 191 mm rainfall in the last 24-hours ending at 8.30 am today, while Colaba recorded 156 mm in the same time period. Other places in Maharashtra like Ratnagiri, Nanded and Osmanabad in the Marathwada region also received heavy rainfall.
Maharashtra: Rain lashes parts of Mumbai; visuals from Vikhroli area in the city. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' in the city today. pic.twitter.com/GGSGdKDiiU— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2020
Apart from Maharashtra, several areas in Rajasthan also saw heavy rainfall, Water-logging was reported in Dholpur and neighbouring areas.
Rajasthan: Water logging in parts of Dholpur following rainfall in the city; water enters residential areas. pic.twitter.com/OijqblCYOH— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2020
Here is a look at the all-India weather forecast today.
All India Weather forecast & Warning video based on 08:30 hours IST of 16-07-2020 pic.twitter.com/jTq38aakak— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) July 16, 2020
Heavy rain has been predicted in the eastern part of the country as well. "Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam and Meghalaya on July 20, the Met office tweeted.
Isolated Extremely heavy falls also very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) July 16, 2020
and Assam & Meghalaya on 20th July.
While there has been let up in the rain for past two days in Assam and flood waters have started receding in some areas, the over all situation in the state remains grim. Over 36 lakh people have been affected the number of deaths have gone up to 68.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday visited a flood relief camp near Kaziranga. "Floods in Assam have brought new challenges to us at a critical period and we are leaving no stone unturned in safeguarding the lives of both people...,"Mr Sonowal said.
This morning, visited & interacted with inhabitants of a flood relief camp at Rising Sun School, Kohora near Kaziranga. #AssamFloods has brought new challenges to us in a critical period & we are leaving no stone unturned in safeguarding the lives of both people and animals. pic.twitter.com/TpyohbixJx— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 16, 2020
Assessed the situation in #KazirangaNationalPark as vast areas of the world heritage site are currently submerged in flood water. Forest officials, with assistance of civil admin, police and other agencies, providing adequate food and veterinary services to the affected animals. pic.twitter.com/G2fmzeXMqd— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 16, 2020
Over 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park has been inundated and four rhinos have died in the last two days, according to the forest officials. Over 75 animals in the national park have died so far.