Weather forecast Today: Predicting a very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an orange alert for the city. An orange alert implies that authorities should be prepared to handle any situation arising out of severe weather conditions.
Ratnagiri district, which was ravaged by cyclonic storm Nisarga last month, is likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Friday, while Raigad will receive heavy showers on Saturday, senior director of IMD Mumbai, Shubhangi Bhute, said.
Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to lash isolated places in Mumbai, she said. As per the IMD’s calculations, a rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm in 24 hours is considered as heavy rainfall, while a downpour between 115.5 and 204.5 mm is very heavy rainfall. Rainfall above 204.5 mm in 24 hours is categorised as extremely heavy rainfall.
The IMD on Thursday said that a cyclonic circulation lies over south Gujarat and neighbourhood, and another cyclonic circulation lies over east Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood in lower and mid tropospheric levels.
Under their influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely along the west coast, Gujarat, interior Maharashtra over the next 5 days. Konkan and Goa are likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy falls on July 3 and 4.
Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, east UP are expected to receive scattered to fairly widespread rain over the next 24 hours.
Widespread rain is likely to continue in northeast India and east India during the next 5 days.
Subdued rainfall activity over western Himalayan region and adjoining northwest India are likely to continue during the next 2 days and its distribution and intensity are very likely to increase further.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls are expected over north Konkan on during next two days, over Gujarat region on July 4-5 and over Madhya Maharashtra on July 4.
Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are also very likely over coastal Karnataka during till Saturday and over Saurashtra and Kutch during July 4 to 6.
IMD has forecast partly cloudy sky for Delhi today, with possibility of thunder and lightning. The maximum temperature in the city will be around 39 and 30 degrees Celcius respectively.
For Mumbai, the IMD predicted generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be 33 and 25 degrees Celcius respectively.
Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees Celcius was recorded from Bikaner in west Rajasthan while Amraoti in Vidarbha reported the lowest minimum temperature of 20.3 degrees Celcius.
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