Cyclone Ockhi causes heavy rainfall in Mumbai, maximum in 10 years

Posted December 06, 2017

The Home Ministry has claimed that Cyclone Ockhi is likely to be less effective in Gujarat.

Due to the impact of the cyclone, Mumbai and its suburbs received rains since Tuesday morning, but the weather eased by afternoon even as a hailstorm lashed some sections of the Munbai-Pune Expressway.

Meanwhile, the disaster management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches.

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Mumbai and its surrounding districts experienced nearly continuous rain with bouts of heavy showers since Monday evening.

Follow LIVE updates of Cyclone Ockhi's landfall in Gujarat here:7 pm: PM Modi postpones campaign rally in Surat PM Narendra Modi has rescheduled his campaign rally in Surat due to Cyclone Ockhi. "Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", Modi tweeted.

Though Cyclone Ockhi, which was expected to make landfall in Maharashtra, has now moved away from state's coast, parts of the state are expected to receive light to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. However, with these rains, Mumbai has broken the decade old December rain record.

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Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next three days.

Fishermen living along and off South Gujarat and North Maharashtra coasts are advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday morning. Dozens of fishermen were rescued Friday from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi.

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