Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Three feared drowned in Raigad; IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Konkan region
Weather Forecast Today Highlights: In Mumbai, at least 32 people died and eight others were injured in separate incidents caused by intense rainfall in the early hours of Sunday. The heavy downpour also left most parts of the city flooded, with water entering houses and damaging properties.
Vehicles make their way through the waterlogged streets at Kings Circle in Mumbai. (PTI)
Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Three people were feared drowned after heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Raigad district Monday, officials said. The India Meteorological Department also sounded a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, forecasting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
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Throughout Monday, that is in nine hours ending 5.30 pm, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 35.2 mm rain and its Colaba counterpart 22.6 mm, most of which was recorded till noon.
Mumbai has received 920.1 mm rain, surpassing its average normal rainfall for July.
IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on 20th July over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana. East and adjoing central India will experience fairly widespread to widespread spells along with isolated heavy rainfall. During the next 24 hours Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan have froecast of moderate to severe thunderstorm with lightning.
Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan & Goa & adjoining Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on July 21 and 22.
Five member of a family on Monday, invovling a couple and their three children aged between three and 12, were killed after a landslide in the Kalwa area in Thane city. The couple’s two other daughters were also injured in the mishap. Four other houses in the area were also damaged.
A day after heavy rainfall battered the city 400 cars, auto-rickshaws and sports bikes were submerged in the underground parking lot in Kandivali’s Thakur complex.
A portion of Gholai Nagar hill came crashing down on the Durga Chawl in the Gholai Nagar area in Kalwa east, this occured around 11.00 am, the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) said.
Meanwhile, 136.83 mm rainfall was recorded Monday until 8.30 pm. There was waterlogging at 33 locations in Thane city and some parts of neighbouring Mumbra, Bhiwandi and Kalyan townships Monday. There were also 15 tree fall incidents and six landslide and wall collapse incidents.
An off-shore trough at mean sea level is likely to persist in next three to four days from Maharashtra coast to Karnataka coast.
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Meanwhile, a red alert (extremely heavy rainfall) has been sounded in Karnataka today. Intermittent heavy rains continued across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka on Sunday.
The IMD said rainfall activity is very likely to increase with widespread rainfall to isolated heavy to very heavy showers over the western Himalayan region (Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and adjoining northwest India -- Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and north Madhya Pradesh -- this week. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also very likely over Uttarakhand and over northwestern parts of UP today, it added.
Mumbai is under orange alert according to the district forecast, along with that, the city will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall for next five days. Mumbai recorded 235 mm rainfall in 24 hours until 8.30 am Sunday. This has been the second time in two days Mumbai has been hit by an extreme weather event.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took stock of the preparedness by various government agencies to tackle any emergency with the IMD forecasting a severe wet spell for the next couple of days and issuing orange alert for Mumbai and the Konkan coast, news agency PTI reported.
The reason behind such extreme weather condition in Mumbai is the development of "in situ convective clouds", as per IMD officials.
Rain will further progress more in Konkan region, including Mumbai.
It was due to the thunderstorm that expert meteorologists described as "monstrous", which formed over Raigad on late Saturday and moved along the west coast reaching south Gujarat.
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