Mumbai, neighbouring areas likely to get heavy rains; orange alert issued

New Delhi (NVI): Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts of Maharashtra are likely to receive heavy rains and gusty winds in the next 24 hours, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, according to IMD.

An ‘Orange’ alert has been issued for Vidarbha region in the state in the next 48 hours, according to weather department.

Furthermore, Fishermen are advised not to venture into along and off the North and South Maharashtra-Goa coast till August 24.

There are possibilities of waterlogging, localised flooding and minor damage to homes and roads in areas, where orange alert has been issued.

Meanwhile, Mumbai and neighbouring Thane have received widespread rainfall over the last 24 hours and received over 120mm rainfall during this period.

According to the Met department, the Matheran observatory in adjoining Raigad district recorded 122 mm rainfall. The Alibaug weather station recorded 49 mm rain during the 24-hour period. Ratnagiri in the Konkan cost received 83 mm rainfall.

Earlier, the IMD has predicted heavy rain in parts of Mumbai, Thane and Palghar till August 24.

A well-marked low pressure weather system over interior Odisha, which is adjoining Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, is likely to move westwards over the next 3-4 days over parts of Madhya Pradesh, activating weather systems over the Arabian Sea, according to IMD.