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Yellow alert continues in Mumbai amid forecasts of isolated heavy rains

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that isolated heavy showers are likely to continue today, across several districts in Maharashtra. Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts have thus been put under a yellow alert. While this warning suggests light to moderate rains only, a few regions in the western suburbs of Mumbai are already witnessing heavy bouts of rains today. As per MeT officials, the downpour is expected to last for the next 3-4 hours in these areas.

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​IPCC report rings environmental alert for coastal Indian cities, including Mumbai amid others

Ringing an environmental alert, a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has marked coastal India under the high-risk radar. The mainland has witnessed unpredictable weather patterns in the recent past and if trends continue, around 12 coastal cities, including Mumbai, may sink about 3-feet underwater by the end of this century. The analysis has been backed by NASA, which employs the IPCC report to study the changes in seawater levels across the world.

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IMD issues 'yellow alert' in Mumbai till June 17 in wake of heavy rains

The Indian Meteorological Department has raised a yellow-grade rain alert in Mumbai and Thane until June 17, amidst the forecast of heavy rains here. Isolated showers, ranging from moderate to intense spells, will lash over these regions until Thursday. As a result, a cautionary alarm has been placed here in the wake of a possible turn of weather for the worse. It also indicates that the rains may cause disruption in the day to day activities.

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