Mumbai

Rain likely to mar Deepavali festivities

The city has been experiencing sporadic showers through the week, coupled with thunder and lightning. On Friday, a deep depression in Arabian Sea intensified into a cyclonic storm, Kyarr, over East Central Arabian Sea. It is located 370 km South-southwest of Mumbai, and will move northwards to Oman in the next five days. It is likely to intensify during the next 24 hours.

The India Meteorological Department has forecast rain or thundershowers in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar till Tuesday, with squally winds and high waves on the coast. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Small-scale damage is expected in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Raigad districts. Akshay Deoras, Ph.D. scholar at the University of Reading, U.K., tweeted, “(The cyclone) will drift away from #India later this week. Thus, no significant impacts are expected along the western coast of the country including #Konkan and #Mumbai. The #Konkan coast including #Mumbai will continue to witness somewhat cloudy #weather conditions along with chances of post-noon (towards late evening/night) thundershowers in some parts at least till October 27.”


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