Mumbai, the rest of Konkan and western Maharashtra are expected to receive “heavy to very heavy” precipitation over the next three or four days, an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said on Saturday.
“The area of ââlow pressure developed in the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a depression and move north-northwest in the coming days. It is expected to bring more intense showers over western Maharashtra, Konkan, including the Mumbai area from Sunday, âthe official said.
IMD issued an âorangeâ alert for Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara and Kolhapur, while a yellow alert was issued for the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Wardha, Palghar and Sindhudurg.
An orange alert means local authorities must stay prepared in case the downpours intensify. The yellow alert indicates less risk of heavy rain.
The rest of Maharashtra is expected to receive light to moderate showers over the next 3-4 days.
There could be more rain on Monday in northern Maharashtra as well as parts of eastern Vidarbha and Marathwada, IMD said.
However, the intensity of the showers will be higher in western Maharashtra and the Konkan region, the meteorological department said.
Intensity would decrease on Tuesday and Wednesday, but some areas will continue to receive showers, according to forecasts.
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Posted on: Saturday September 11, 2021, 8:10 p.m. IST