IMD issues 'orange alert' in Mumbai, 5 other Maha districts under 'red alert'!

Reportedly, heavy to very heavy showers will also be witnessed across Mumbai for the next two days.

With the ongoing effect of the monsoons, heavy rains continue to lash across Mumbai and different areas of Maharashtra. As per the latest reports, the Indian India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a 'red alert' in five districts of the state and an 'orange alert' in the capital city Mumbai. It has been reported that the central weather forecaster has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in sparsely populated areas of Raigad, Pune and few other districts on Wednesday and Thursday.


Heavy rains expected across parts of Konkan, Goa & Gujarat too

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Reportedly, heavy to very heavy showers will also be witnessed across Mumbai for the next two days. Further, the weather department has also predicted isolated heavy rains in areas of Konkan, Goa and Gujarat through a period extending till Friday. As per the anticipations made by the IMD's regional centre in Mumbai, citizens across Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara might have to face the effects of extremely heavy rainfall.

According to the MeT terminology, extremely heavy rainfall denotes a level of precipitation higher than 204.5 mm within a time interval of 24 hours. After a red alert is issued, preventive and precautionary measures are speeded up and people are relocated from disaster prone-areas with the deployment of special teams.

Waterlogging issues crop at multiple areas across Mumbai

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Given the orange alert issued for Mumbai, heavy to very heavy rain (115.6 mm to 204.4 mm) is expected across a few spots of the city between Wednesday and Friday. Besides this, IMD has stated that Mumbai will experience. a 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' today. Further, reports state that certain parts of Mumbai like Chembur have been hit by issues of massive waterlogging and the conditions are expected to intensify in upcoming days.

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