Weather Alert: Heavy to Very Heavy Rain Expected in Konkan and Ghats of Maharashtra

Weather Alert: Heavy to Very Heavy Rain Expected in Konkan and Ghats of Maharashtra

Weather Alert: Heavy to Very Heavy Rain Expected in Konkan and Ghats of Maharashtra

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The weather forecast indicates significant rainfall in various regions of Maharashtra, prompting alerts to ensure public safety. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red and orange alerts for several districts in the Konkan and Ghats regions due to expected heavy to very heavy rain.

According to Anupam Kashyapi, retired officer IMD, Weather Forecast Division:

Alerts Issued:

Red Alert:

  • Sindhudurg on June 9

Orange Alert:

  • Ratnagiri and Satara (June 8-11)
  • Sindhudurg (June 8, 10, 11)
  • Kolhapur (June 9-11)
  • Raigad (June 10, 11)
  • Thane (June 11)
  • Pune (June 11)

Yellow Alert:

  • Mumbai (June 8-11)
  • Pune Ghats (June 8-10, 12)

City Rainfall Forecast: Rainfall in urban areas is likely to increase, with specific impacts and suggested actions to mitigate risks.

Impact Expected:

  • Localized flooding: Roads, low-lying areas, and subways in urban areas may experience flooding.
  • Visibility reduction: Heavy rain may occasionally reduce visibility.
  • Traffic disruption: Waterlogged roads could disrupt traffic in major cities, increasing travel time.
  • Minor road damage: Unpaved roads may suffer minor damage.
  • Structural damage: Vulnerable structures could sustain damage.
  • Landslides/Mudslides: Localized landslides or mudslides are possible.
  • Agricultural impact: Floods may damage horticulture and standing crops in some areas.
  • River flooding: River basins might experience flooding (refer to the CWC’s webpage for details).

Suggested Actions:

  • Check traffic updates: Before leaving, check for traffic jams on your route.
  • Follow instructions: Obey any traffic instructions issued.
  • Avoid waterlogged areas: Refrain from going to areas that frequently face waterlogging.
  • Safety in structures: Avoid living in unsafe structures during the alert period.

Residents are advised to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of heavy rainfall.