MUMBAI: Parts of the city and around received light showers accompanied with thunder and lightning on Tuesday evening. Based on the Indian Meteorological Department’s ‘yellow’ alert for the coming days, the state’s disaster management department has informed district collectors about the possibility of heavy rain and thunder, especially in coastal districts.
The Met’s Santacruz observatory recorded 2.2 mm rain between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm on Tuesday. The Colaba observatory, indicative of the island city, recorded 1.2 mm rain in the same period. Most of the rain was received after 5.30 pm. Other parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, like Thane and Navi Mumbai, reported up to 6 mm rainfall.
The Met has issued ‘heavy to very heavy’ rain at isolated places for Mumbai on Thursday and Friday and only on Thursday for Thane and Palghar. For Wednesday and Saturday a ‘green’ alert – light to moderate rain – has been issued for the three districts. Raigad however is forecast to receive extremely heavy rain on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the city’s Air Quality Index once again saw an increase to 121 on Tuesday from 87 on Monday, According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) an AQI between 101 and 200 is considered to be in the moderate category (101-200) which means very sensitive people should consider reducing heavy exertion and outdoor work.

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