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Cyclone Gulab alert: Heavy rains to lash Mumbai & several other Maharashtra districts

The Indian Meteorological Department has lined up all 36 districts of Maharashtra under a heavy rain alert in view of cyclone Gulab. As per the MeT, the storm has already hit the mainland with rains, thunderstorms and lightning on Sunday bringing incessant downpours in several 'red alert' areas of the state.

The Gulab impact is likely to continue on Tuesday, putting state capital Mumbai and the districts of Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune as well as Ahmednagar in Maharashtra under an 'orange alert' warning. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places, suggest reports.

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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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IMD issues a yellow alert in Mumbai amid forecasts of 'heavy to very heavy' rain

The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, with forecasts of isolated heavy showers for the next 48 hours. The Mumbai city and suburbs have reportedly clocked in 25.8 and 39.4 mm of rains, respectively, in the last 24 hours. Besides, the MeT department has also predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' over Thane, Palghar and other parts of Maharashtra for the next 3-4 days.

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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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Indian Coast Guard's rescue & relief operations save 215 lives in Goa, Maha & Karnataka

After heavy rains lashed the states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, the Indian Coast Guard has triumphed in saving 215 lives through focused rescue and relief operations. In view of the massive waterlogging, the civil officials had requested the Indian Coast Guard for aid and assistance. Consequently, the ICG quickly acted on this request and sent out Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) with inflatable Gemini boats and life-saving gear to the troubled regions.

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