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Cyclone Maha Weakens, Heavy Showers Lash Thane and Palghar

Seashore villages of Dahanu, Chinchani, Boisar, Safale and Kelve received most of the rain.

Thane: Heavy rains lashed parts of Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra till early hours of Friday, the district disaster management control (DDMC) said.

Although no casualties were reported during the downpour that began late on Thursday night, low-lying areas in the districts witnessed water-logging, a DDMC report stated.

According to the report, seashore villages of Dahanu, Chinchani, Boisar, Safale and Kelve in Palghar district received heavy showers.

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In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am, Thane recorded 59.94 mm rainfall, taking the season’s total to 4,565.10 mm.

Thane and Palghar district administrations had stepped up preparedness in the wake of cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ that weakened into a depression in the Arabian Sea, off Gujarat coast.

The Palghar district administration had already ordered closure of educational institutions between November 6 and 8.