Weather Update: Red Alert Issued For Mumbai, Ghats Of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur

Weather Update: Red Alert Issued For Mumbai, Ghats Of Pune, Satara Kolhapur

Weather Update: Red Alert Issued For Mumbai, Ghats Of Pune, Satara Kolhapur

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for heavy rain in Pune and Satara districts, effective immediately. According to the forecast, several areas in the Konkan region are expected to experience significant rainfall today. 

The weather forecasting department today evening issued an alert for Konkan, Mumbai, Pune and Satara. In its prediction, it stated, “Red/Orange Alert in Konkan+Mumbai & Ghats of Pune,Satara,Kolhapur:Monsoon vigorous in Konkan,ghats of MM;Offshore trough off S-Guj to N-Kerala coasts,UAC in WC+NW BoB,Shear zone at 18°N &UAC in cent-Guj make monsoon vigorous in State.Avoid visiting Konkan & ghats of MM.B updated.” 

The IMD’s warning indicates the possibility of extremely heavy rain in isolated places, prompting local authorities to prepare for potential disruptions. Residents are advised to stay indoors and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Emergency services are on high alert to respond to any incidents caused by the inclement weather. 

The districts of Pune and Satara have initiated precautionary measures, including the activation of disaster management teams and the establishment of relief centers. Local administrations are working closely with the IMD to monitor the situation and provide timely updates to the public.

The weather forecasting department informed at 1600 Hrs IST dated 08.07.2024 : Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Pune,Satara, Sangli, Solapur during next 3-4 hours. Take precautions while moving out. -IMD MUMBAI. 

The red alert follows a series of consistent monsoon showers that have already saturated the ground, increasing the risk of flooding and landslides. Authorities are particularly concerned about low-lying areas, which are more susceptible to waterlogging.

In the Konkan region, which includes major cities like Mumbai and Ratnagiri, the forecast predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea due to rough conditions.

While the heavy rain poses challenges, it also brings some relief to the agricultural sector, which relies heavily on monsoon rains. The increased water levels in reservoirs and rivers are expected to benefit farmers in the long term, ensuring a good yield for crops that depend on ample water supply.

Areas of Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Raigad have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall for the last 24 hours. The forecasting department has urged citizens to take precautionary measures while using public transport too. Since, today morning, several local as well as intercity trains remained disrupted due to extreme rainfall and water logging at many train stations. The rainfall also affected four major inter city train services between Pune and Mumbai due to heavy rains that led to water logging at Kalyan Kasara route. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert for Maharashtra today. The Railway authorities cancelled the following trains on July 8.