IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar; Torrential to very heavy rains expected in Marathwada, Konkan for the next few days


The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, near the districts of Thane and Palghar, predicting heavy rains on Monday and extremely heavy rains in isolated places on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, IMD issued warnings of torrential to very heavy rains with thunderstorms in Maharashtra from September 5 to 9, mainly in Marathwada, Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra. There will be heavy to heavy rains on September 7 and 8 in Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra. An orange alert was issued in Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad and Jalna for September 6.

In the last 24 hours ending at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, 43.1 mm and 25.2 mm of rain were recorded in Santacruz and Colaba respectively.

Mumbai’s Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) added that thunderstorms continued to hit parts of Maharashtra’s interior.

Private weather agency Skymet said on its website: “Parts of Maharashtra and many parts of Madhya Pradesh could receive active monsoon rains over the next three to four days at least until September 9. “

According to SID chief at Climate Research and Services, Pune, KS Hosalikar, the latest satellite image showed almost the entire west coast covered in dense clouds, further south of Konkan and below. “Maharashtra will most likely experience a period of active rain for the next 4 to 5 days. Increased rainfall activity is expected over the region with heavy to very heavy rainfall in a few places with the possibility of extremely heavy falls in isolated places on Konkan, ” Hosalikar warned.

IMD said that under the influence of the west-northwest movement of the likely low pressure area or its residual cyclonic circulation, fairly extensive to extensive precipitation with isolated heavy to very heavy falls. most likely in the south of Odisha, the coast Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha and south of Chhattisgarh from September 5 to 7 and north of Marathwada, north of Madhya Maharashtra, north of Konkan, in the Gujarat region of September 7 to 9.

Between June 1, 2021 and September 5, 2021, Mumbai and Maharashtra accumulated a 2% rainfall surplus. Between June 1 and September 5, 2,643.2 mm and 2,004.4 mm of cumulative rainfall were recorded in Santacruz and Colaba respectively.

LAKE LEVELS: Meanwhile, the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai so far have 91.83% of the required annual water stock. According to BMC data, as of September 5, the seven lakes had 13 29 168 million liters of water in stock against a total required capacity of 14 47 363 million lakhs (water required for the annual supply of Mumbai). At the same time last year, there were 98.04% shares and 97.85% in 2019.

Mumbai derives its water from the districts of Bhatsa, Middle Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa and Modak Sagar, located in the districts of Thane and Nashik. Tulsi and Vihar are two lakes located within the city limits, located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Posted on: Sunday September 05, 2021 23:03 IST

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