IMD Issues Orange Alert for Maharashtra As Matheran Records Highest Rainfall in India: Detailed Weather Forecast Inside

Weather Update: Heavy Rains Expected in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan

Weather Update: Heavy Rains Expected in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan

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Matheran, with 22 cm of rain, recorded the highest rainfall in India over the past 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD has issued an orange alert for parts of central Maharashtra on July 7 and 8, anticipating very heavy rainfall over the next five days. A red alert has also been issued for Uttarakhand on July 7.

Heavy rain continues to impact Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane and Raigad districts, leading to flooding in areas such as Shahpur, Palghar, and Panvel. An orange alert indicates preparedness, while a red alert calls for immediate action. The IMD defines heavy rain as 64.5-115.5 mm, very heavy rain as 115.6-204.4 mm, and extremely heavy rain as above 204.4 mm.

The IMD forecast suggests isolated heavy rainfall over Konkan, Goa, and central Maharashtra from July 9-11, with similar conditions expected in Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Yanam on July 7; the Gujarat region on July 7 and 9; Kerala and Mahe on July 7 and 8; Telangana on July 8 and 9; Coastal Karnataka on July 9; North Interior Karnataka on July 7 and 10; and South Interior Karnataka on July 8 and 10.

Isolated very heavy rainfall is likely over South Interior Karnataka on July 7; the Ghat areas of central Maharashtra on July 7 and 8; Konkan and Goa on July 8; Coastal Karnataka on July 7, 8, 10, and 11. Extremely heavy rainfall is also expected in Konkan and Goa on July 7.

In the last 24 hours, heavy rainfall was reported across several parts of Maharashtra, Konkan, and Goa, particularly in Thane, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts. Raigad’s Matheran recorded 22 cm of rain, Ratnagiri 15 cm, Rajapur 13 cm, Panvel 12 cm, Ponda 12 cm, Karjat 11 cm, Murbad 11 cm, Lanja 11 cm, Khalapur 11 cm, Mandangad 11 cm, Sangameshwar Devrukh 10 cm, Awalegaon 9 cm, Shahapur 9 cm, and Roha 8 cm.

In central Maharashtra, Kolhapur’s Gaganbawada received 18 cm of rain, Pune’s Lonavala 13 cm, Kolhapur’s Chandgad 9 cm, Jalgaon’s Yaval 9 cm, Nashik’s Ozharkheda 7 cm, and Nashik’s Peth 7 cm. High wind speeds were also recorded in Raigad (65 kmph), Pune (33 kmph), and Satara (57 kmph) over the past 24 hours.

Heavy Rainfall Expected in Northwest and Central India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated very heavy rainfall over Uttar Pradesh on July 7, 10, and 11. Uttarakhand is expected to experience isolated extremely heavy rainfall on July 7.

Fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning, is likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Central India. Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall is also expected in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and East Rajasthan. Additionally, isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall is forecasted for Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Punjab, and West Rajasthan over the next five days.

Heavy Rainfall Expected in East and Northeast India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts isolated heavy rainfall over Bihar on July 7 and 8; Odisha on July 8; Arunachal Pradesh on July 7 and 11; Assam and Meghalaya on July 7, 10, and 11; and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura from July 7 to 11.

Isolated very heavy rainfall is also likely over Odisha on July 7; Bihar from July 9 to 11; Nagaland on July 8; Arunachal Pradesh from July 8 to 10; Assam and Meghalaya on July 8 and 9; and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days.

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