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IMD predicts very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar; issues orange alert for next 4 days – Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in parts of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Raigad this week.

On Sunday, IMD’s Mumbai centre issued the warning for over 15 districts of the state, including Kolhapur, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Parbhani, Beed, Hingoli, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad.

The weather bureau issued an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain) for Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara and Mumbai till August 6.

IMD has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Palghar, Thane and Mumbai district from August 3 to August 6.

“Due to the strengthening of monsoon currents and likelihood formation of a low-pressure area over North Bay of Bengal around August 4, the rainfall intensity is very likely to increase over Konkan including Mumbai and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during August 3-6. Enhanced rainfall is also expected over districts of interior Maharashtra,” IMD said.

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IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatories have reported 1759.4mm and 1898.4mm rainfall since June 1.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into along and off the North and South Maharashtra coast on August 3, 4, 5 and 6.

IMD has issued an orange alert (extremely heavy rain) for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg from August 4 to August 6.

Meanwhile, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain from August 3 to August 5.

The maximum temperature in Mumbai today is 33°C, while the minimum temperature is 25°C. Mumbai will witness generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain in the city and suburbs. There is a possibility of heavy falls at isolated places in Mumbai, with a relative humidity of about 83 per cent in Santacruz and 90 per cent in Colaba.

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