Tauktae effect: Mumbai records wettest day in May

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The intensity of Tauktae had reduced to ‘Cyclonic Storm’ by Tuesday and is likely to further weaken into a deep depression by Tuesday night.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain/ thundershowers in Mumbai and Thane in the next 24 hours. It has forecast light to moderate rain in Palghar for Wednesday. For the Konkan coast, light rain is forecast in the next 24 hours.

Gusty winds reaching up to 114 km/hour and extremely heavy rain was recorded in Mumbai on Monday as Cyclone Tauktae rapidly intensified on Sunday and was classified as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” (ESCS), which has a wind range of 166-221 kmph. Tauktae made landfall in southern Gujarat on Monday night.

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