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Rains lash Thane and Palghar as cyclone 'Maha' fizzles out

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Updated: Nov 08, 2019, 03.32 PM IST
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Thane recorded 59.94 mm rainfall.

Highlights

  • Cyclonic storm 'Maha' weakened into a depression in the Arabian Sea, off Gujarat coast
  • No casualties were reported
  • The financial capital will witness light to moderate showers or thunderstorms, along with a cloudy sky over the next 24 hours
THANE: Heavy rain lashed parts of Mumbai till early hours of Friday, the district disaster management control (DDMC) said in a report.

No casualties were reported but low-lying areas in Thane and Palghar witnessed water-logging. In the last 24 hours, Thane recorded 59.94 mm rainfall, taking the season's total to 4,565.10 mm. Seashore villages of Dahanu, Chinchani, Boisar, Safale and Kelve in Palghar district received heavy showers.

Thane and Palghar district administrations stepped up preparedness in the wake of cyclonic storm 'Maha' that weakened into a depression in the Arabian Sea, off Gujarat coast. The Palghar district administration had already ordered closure of educational institutions between November 6 and 8.

The financial capital will witness light to moderate showers or thunderstorms, along with a cloudy sky over the next 24 hours, the Mumbai weather bureau predicted.

"Mumbai.. short spells of rain right now in the early morning in different pockets of suburbs more towards western side..Borivali, Chembur, Santacruz, as indicated by latest radar and satellite image," IMD deputy director-general M S Hosalikar tweeted.

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