Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Maharashtra reels from torrential rains; CM Uddhav reviews situation as toll crosses 110
Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur are the worst affected districts. The rescue teams have so far evacuated 135, 313 people from the flood-hit areas of the state.
NDRF personnel carries out rescue operations in flood-hit Kolhapur district. (Photo: Publicity Department of Maharashtra)
Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Maharashtra on Saturday continued to reel under the aftermath of torrential rainfall that left over 110 people dead and about 99 missing. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Raigad to take stock of the situation in the flood-ravaged district, which accounts for at least 47 of the total number of deaths in rain-related incidents in the state.
The downpour has been described as “unprecedented” by the state government as it caused landslides and house collapses in the western and southern areas of the state. Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur are the worst affected districts. The rescue teams have so far evacuated 135, 313 people from the flood-hit areas of the state.
Heavy rains in parts of Karnataka have claimed nine lives, led to landslides in eight places and evacuation of about 9,000 people in the last 24 hours. The government has sounded a Red alert in seven districts.
Widespread heavy to very heavy showers are likely to continue across India’s west coast for the next two days, following which the intensity of the rain is likely to reduce.
East and adjoining Central India will also receive heavy to very heavy rains for the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) latest weather bulletin. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are predicted to receive heavy rains today, the IMD said. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely in these regions on 25th and 26th July.
The IMD has also predicted an increase in widespread rainfall activity in the northeastern states of India from July 26 onwards.
Heavy showers likely across the west coast for the next two days; Heavy rains in Karnataka claim nine lives. Follow this space for the latest Monsoon updates:
A parliamentary staff looks for cover as it rains on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)
Widespread rainfall was observed across the west coast -- including Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka -- yesterday.
Extremely heavy showers were witnessed in some parts of Madhya Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Chief Minister held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts. He has directed the Disaster Management units and concerned departments to stay alert and start rescue operations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured all possible help from Centre to mitigate the situation.
IMD has placed Raigad and Ratnagiri on red alert with chances of extremely heavy rain at isolated places on Thursday. Marathwada is very likely to receive widespread rainfall during the next one to two days.
Breaking an all time record of highest 24 hour rainfall in July, Mahabaleshwar recorded 480 mm rain with 24 hours ending at 8.30am on Thursday. Before this, the highest 24 hour rainfall was recorded on July 7, 1977 at 439.8 mm.
On Thursday, maximum temperatures were markedly below normal in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, and appreciably above normal in parts of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Gujarat.
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