Weather Report: Orange Alert Issued for Heavy Rainfall in Konkan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra Ghats

Weather Report: Orange Alert Issued for Heavy Rainfall in Konkan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra Ghats

Weather Report: Orange Alert Issued for Heavy Rainfall in Konkan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra Ghats

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Orange alert for isolated areas in Gujarat, Konkan, and ghats of Maharashtra; heavy rainfall expected in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune; thunderstorms in Vidarbha.

An orange alert is issued for isolated areas in Gujarat, Konkan, and the ghats of Maharashtra from July 4 to July 8. Specific regions, including Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Satara, and Pune, are expected to experience heavy rainfall during this period. Thunderstorms accompanied by rain are predicted in Vidarbha from July 4 to July 8.

Anupam Kashyapi, the former head of the IMD, provided a detailed weather report indicating that Mumbai might witness isolated heavy rainfall on July 5, while Pune city will experience mostly light to moderate rain. 

In light of the forecast, authorities have advised residents and travelers to take necessary precautions. The following impacts are expected:

Expected Impact:

   – Roads may become waterlogged, especially in low-lying and urban areas, leading to the closure of major routes.

   – Reduced visibility due to heavy rainfall.

   – Traffic congestion in major cities due to waterlogging on roads, increasing travel time.

   – Potential damage to unpaved roads.

   – Possibility of damage to unsafe structures.

   – Localized landslides/mudslides.

   – Damage to crops in some regions due to flooding.

   – Rivers in certain watersheds might experience flooding.

Actionable Recommendations:

   – Check for traffic congestion before leaving for your destination.

   – Follow any travel advisories issued by authorities.

   – Avoid areas prone to waterlogging, especially during heavy rain.

   – Avoid staying in unsafe structures.

As the weather conditions continue to evolve, it is crucial for the public to stay informed. Adhere to safety guidelines to mitigate the impact of the heavy rainfall and potential flooding. Don’t take risk, stay safe.