Heavy rains likely in Mumbai over the next two days, people advised to stay indoors

The weather department has forecast extremely heavy rain between Saturday and Monday in Mumbai. People have been advised to stay indoors.

The forecast says there is a chance of up to 200mm or more rain during a 24-hour period. This is likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai from Friday.

The weather advisory said,

As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather updates from Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai - India Meteorological Department

In July 2005, large parts of the city were flooded and many people lost their lives when Mumbai recorded 900 mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

Strong winds lashed the city on Thursday morning. There were some showers on Friday as well.

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