Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

Kristopher Drake
December 6, 2017

Amid the heat of the Gujarat polls, cyclone Ockhi, eddying menacingly towards the state's coast, poured cold water on the campaigning today, forcing cancellation of rallies of several top leaders, including those by BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Fishermen bring in their boats at the coast of Mumbai, near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

The Western Railway (WR) today said it has taken necessary precautions and made suitable arrangements in view of the warning about cyclone Ockhi in coastal areas of Maharashtra.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and top officials rushed to Surat to monitor the situation as the cyclone is likely to make landfall in South Gujarat region.

Most part of the city remained dark and experienced nearly continuous rain with bouts of heavy showers since Monday evening because of which traffic has slowed down in several parts. The country's financial capital also experienced showers on Monday night. "Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", Modi tweeted. The Santacruz weather station- representative of Mumbai- recorded 7mm rain.

It has warned that when the cyclone hits the Gujarat coast, "wind speed would remain between 50 and 60 kmph and may reach up to 70 kmph in south Gujarat". Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days. Sea condition would be rough to very rough, fishermen are advised not to venture into the Sea along & off South Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts.

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