IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and surrounding areas for 19, 20 and 21 September 2019

By Abhishek Pandey  Published on  19 Sep 2019 4:07 AM GMT
IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and surrounding areas for 19, 20 and 21 September 2019

Mumbai : The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its adjoining areas from September 19th to September 21st (Thursday to Saturday) of this week.

With just two weeks left for the end of the monsoon season, Mumbai and its adjoining areas are likely to witness extreme heavy rainfall yet again this week. In it's latest forecast, IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Maharashtra, few areas of Madhya Pradesh, North Konkan region, Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the next two days.

A red warning has been issued in isolated areas across Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigar districts. Apart from Mumbai, heavy rainfall is also expected in other cities of Maharashtra like Nashik, Pune and Aurangabad. A yellow alert has also been issued to rain deficient areas like Latur, Beed and Nanded by the IMD.

According to IMD reports, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune and Raigad could receive rainfall greater than 200 mm along with thunderstorms activity.

This year, Mumbai has received heavy and relentless rainfall. It is likely that the rains may even break the record for highest rainfall in a single month of September. Mumbai's suburban area has received 921.3 mm of rainfall from September 1st to 18th of this year. There are 12 more days to go and forecasts suggest that the Mumbai rains show no signs stopping.

So far, Mumbai has recorded 3475.2 mm of rainfall which is way more than the average rainfall the city witnesses every year. The highest seasonal rainfall for the city is 3759.7 mm recorded in the year 1958.

The Maharashtra government has also declared a precautionary holiday on 19th September 2019 for schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region. The education minister of the state, Ashish Shelar on twitter said, "In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, a holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions. #rain"

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