Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The states of Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka were battered with incessant downpour on Friday. Landslips and floods threw normal life out of gear. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
While the intensity of rainfall in western Maharashtra decreased on Thursday, the flood situation remained grim, with nine people drowning in Sangli district when a rescue boat capsized. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conducted an aerial survey to review the situation in Sangli and Kolhapur, which are the worst-hit by the flood.
Some 150 families were evacuated in four tehsils of Goa following heavy rains and release of water from Tillari dam on the Goa-Maharashtra border, according to the state government. In Karnataka, at least nine people were killed and as many as 237 villages in 32 taluks were affected after the water level in most rivers crossed the danger mark.