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Maharashtra: High tides hit Marine Drive in Mumbai, heavy rain alert today

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Saturday, issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting

Navi Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Saturday, issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting “extremely heavy rainfall” over the next 24 hours.

Earlier, IMD had said Mumbai and surrounding areas could get intermittent moderate to heavy rain with “the possibility of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places” on Saturday.

“For the next 24 hours, that is between July 3 and 4, red alert has been issued for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri. At some places, there is a possibility of extremely heavy rainfall,” an IMD official said late on Friday.

“On July 4, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. At some places extremely heavy rainfall is possible,” he added.

As high tides hit Marine Drive in Mumbai, Civic body of Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) warns people to stay away from the coast.