IMD issues a heavy rain alert for Maharashtra from July 6 to 8
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heavy rainfall alert for Maharashtra on Wednesday and for the next two days. Mumbai’s state capital, which has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the third consecutive day, has been hit by a landslide near a chawl, water logging in many places, and traffic disruptions.
Three people were injured in the landslide, an official said, as Mumbaikars continued to face hardship due to flooding on the roads.
A citizen in a tweet said they now need a boat to commute, instead of a car. A landslide also occurred on a road leading to the Pratapgad Fort in western Maharashtra’s Satara district on Wednesday following heavy rains.
A landslide blocked a road leading to the Pratapgad Fort in western Maharashtra’s Satara district on Wednesday following heavy rainfall. A landslide blocked a road leading to the Pratapgad Fort in western Maharashtra’s Satara district on Wednesday following heavy rainfall.
There was no report of any casualty and no one was trapped in the debris, the Public Works Department’s executive engineer, Sanjay Sonawane, said.
IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said an off-shore trough lies over the Gujarat and Maharashtra coast and low pressure over west Madhya Pradesh, resulting in heavy rainfall over Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Due to a ‘red alert’ from IMD, heavy rainfall is expected in south Konkan, Goa and south-central Maharashtra from July 6-8. Southern Konkan can expect extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places during this period.
For North Central Maharashtra, East Vidarbha and West Vidarbha, the IMD has just issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Wednesday and an ‘orange’ alert for Thursday and Friday. For Marathwada, a ‘yellow alert’ has been issued indicating heavy rainfall on Wednesday; there is currently no indication of rainfall in any other region of Maharashtra at present.
The Met department issues four warnings namely Green, and Yellow which is to keep a watch, Orange is to stay alert and Red means a warning.
Skymet, a private weather forecasting company, said that active monsoon conditions will likely carry on for the next 10 days due to the development of an intense low-pressure system.
There will be heavy rains in parts of India, including Mumbai and Gujarat. Prepare for this accordingly.
There has been a lot of heavy rainfall in many parts of the state since July 4th. Rivers have been running near flood stage, and vulnerable areas are being flooded