Mumbai: IMD Issues Warning For Heavy Rain In Navi Mumbai And Panvel

The Nowcast warning predicts significant downpours over the next 1-2 hours.

by Nikitha Sebastian
Mumbai: IMD Issues Warning For Heavy Rain In Navi Mumbai And Panvel

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Nowcast warning in Navi Mumbai and Panvel, predicting heavy rain. Thunderstorms have formed and are moving westwards, indicating a possibility of increased rainfall for Mumbai as well.

Nowcast Warning Issued In Navi Mumbai

This weather update serves as a timely reminder for residents in Navi Mumbai and Panvel to be prepared for potential disruptions caused by heavy rain. The Nowcast rain warning for Navi Mumbai predicts significant downpours over the next 1-2 hours, which could lead to flash flooding, waterlogging in low-lying areas, and treacherous driving conditions.

Further adding to the concern is the westward movement of the thunderstorms, suggesting that areas like Mumbai might also experience increased rainfall as the weather system progresses.

To ensure your safety during the heavy rain, it’s crucial to stay informed. Local news channels, weather websites, and the IMD app can provide you with real-time updates on the weather situation. If venturing outside is unavoidable, carry a sturdy umbrella for protection.

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Predictions And Precautions

It’s advisable to avoid driving altogether during heavy rain as roads become slippery and visibility drops significantly. However, if driving is essential, proceed with extreme caution by slowing down, maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, and turning on your headlights for better visibility. For those who can work remotely, consider staying indoors to avoid the downpour and potential flooding altogether.

The weather forecast predicts thunderstorms with lightning in Karjat, Pen, Panvel, Khopoli and surrounding areas within the next 1-2 hours. This will likely be followed by light to moderate rain with some short, intense bursts.

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By following these simple precautions, you can stay safe and minimise disruptions caused by the heavy rain. Remember, it’s always better to be cautious during such weather conditions. The IMD is likely to issue further updates as the weather condition progresses. Stay tuned to local media and weather reports for the latest information.

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