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Heavy Rain In Mumbai, “Orange Alert” Issued For Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara

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Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and neighbouring areas this morning and the India Meteorological Department or IMD has predicted more showers in the city.

The weather department (IMD) has also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three districts.

The weather department’s Santacruz observatory in Mumbai, representative of suburbs, recorded 93.4 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Tuesday, marking another spell of heavy downpour here in the current monsoon season.

The Colaba observatory, representative of the island city, recorded 59.2 mm rainfall during the same period, an IMD official said.

The IMD has predicted moderate showers in Mumbai today and high intensity rains in neighbouring Raigad.

The weather department issues four colour-coded predictions based on the prevailing weather systems. The green colour indicates no warning, yellow is to keep a watch, orange is to stay alert, while red means a warning and that action needs to be taken.

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India Weather Update For July 17: Heavy Rainfall To Continue In Several States, Red Alert Issued In Kerala

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Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in several parts of India, however the July 17 spotlight is on Kerala. The district administrations of eight districts in Kerala including – Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki, Alappuzha, and Kottayam- have ordered the closure of educational institutions in their respective districts on Wednesday, July 17. The weather department has warned fishermen against going fishing on the Kerala-Karnataka-Lakshadweep coasts. 

Meanwhile, IMD has issued an Orange alert in- Saurashtra, Kutch, Gujarat, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Karnataka, Puducherry, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan Goa, Uttarakhand on July 17. IMD has issued yellow alert in Vidarbha region, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on July 17.

IMD said Moderate flash flood risk likely over few watersheds & neighbourhoods of southern parts of Saurashtra & Kutch, Konkan & Goa adjoining Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Karnataka adjoining SI Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe adjoining extreme north western parts (Nilgiri & Coimbatore districts) of Tamil Nadu – Pudu & Karaikal Met Sub-divisions during next 24 hours.

Surface runoff or inundation may occur at some fully saturated soils & low-lying areas over AoC as shown in map due to expected rainfall occurrence in next 24 hours.

IMD forecast for rainfall in India in the month of July 2014

Monthly rainfall over the country as a whole during July 2024 is most likely to be above normal (>106 % of LPA). During July, normal to above normal rainfall is most likely over most parts of the country except many parts of northeast India and some parts of northwest, east and southeast peninsular India where below normal rainfall is likely.

Import points to keep in mind in areas where heavy rainfall is expected

1) Localized Flooding of roads, water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the above region.

2) Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.

3) Disruption of traffic in major cities due to water logging in roads leading to increased travel time.

4) Minor damage to kutcha roads.

5) Possibilities of damage to vulnerable structure.

6) Localized Landslides/Mudslides/landslips/mud slips/land sinks/mud sinks.

7) Damage to horticulture and standing crops in some areas due to inundation.

8) It may lead to riverine flooding in some river catchments (for riverine flooding please visit Web page of CWC)

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Mumbai Weather Update: IMD Issues Orange Alert; City To Experience Heavy Rain For Next 24 Hours

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Mumbai: A potent monsoon warning has been sounded for Mumbai and eight other districts in Maharashtra, as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange alert for the region. The warning comes as heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to batter the area over the next 24 hours, with isolated areas likely to experience extremely heavy downpours.

The nine districts under Orange alert are Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, and Satara. For the next 24 hours, residents can expect moderate to heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs, with a possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated locations. Maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 29°C, while minimum temperatures will remain relatively cool at around 24°C.

For the next 48 hours, the IMD predicts heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs, with a high probability of very heavy rainfall at isolated places. Temperatures will remain steady at around 29°C during the day and 24°C at night.

Mumbai experienced heavy rains on Friday morning, leading to waterlogging in several areas including APMC Market, Turbhe Mafco, Navi Mumbai, and King’s Circle, Sion. Residents are advised to prepare for a prolonged wet spell over the next few days, as a yellow alert has been issued from July 13 to July 15.

Rainfall data collected over Maharashtra from 08:30 IST to 17:30 IST today reveals substantial precipitation across various districts. Ratnagiri district emerged as the top performer, with Ratnagiri station recording an impressive 113.2 mm of rainfall and Harnai station receiving 36.8 mm. Raigad also saw significant rainfall, with Alibag clocking 22.8 mm and Matheran receiving 67 mm.

Mumbai’s Santacruz and Colaba stations recorded respective rainfall amounts of 7.7 mm and 9.6 mm, while Vikhroli in the Mumbai suburbs registered 16.5 mm and Bandra received 15 mm. Thane’s TBIA observed 13.2 mm of rainfall. Other notable mentions include Mahabaleshwar in Satara with 94.8 mm, Dahanu in Palghar with 17.7 mm, and Poladpur in Raigad with 84 mm. Several stations in Sindhudurg also reported significant rainfall, including Awalegaon with 93 mm and Vaibhavwadi with 66 mm.

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Mumbai Rains: City Wakes Up To Heavy Showers & Gusty Winds; IMD Issues Orange Alert

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Mumbai: The city woke up to heavy rainfall on Friday morning in the city and suburban areas. The incessant rainfall has been lashing the megacity since the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Dark cloud cover and gusty winds accompanied the heavy showers throughout the MMR areas.

IMD Issues Orange Alert

Additionally, taking the weather in mind, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for Mumbai with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in isolated areas.

The IMD also issued an orange alert for Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in Maharashtra’s Konkan region. These districts mainly situated on the coastline of the state are expected to receive heavy rain showers today.

Visuals of heavy rain spells lashing the city and its suburbs have surfaced on the internet.

City To Host Ambani Wedding Today

Meanwhile, the megacity is set to host one of the biggest weddings in the country today. Businessman Mukesh Ambani’s younger son Anant Ambani is all set to tie the knot with entrepreneur Viren Merchant’s daughter Radhika today at the Jio World Convention Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

The couple will get married as per Hindu customs. Their wedding or ‘Shubh Vivah’ will take place today. On July 13, guests will attend Shubh Aashirwad and the wedding reception or ‘Mangal Utsav’ is scheduled for July 14. The Mumbai Police has issued a traffic advisory that will be effective during the three-day wedding events. Traffic around Jio World Convention Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) will be diverted accordingly.

PM Modi’s Mumbai Visit

Additionally, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ‘bhoomi-pujan’ on July 13 for the work of the 12.20 kilometre long twin tunnels that are part of the Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) in the metropolis.

In a release, the civic body said the ambitious GMLR project will reduce travel time between Goregaon in the western part to Mulund in the north east of the city to 25 minutes from the current 75 minutes.

“The twin tunnels will be 4.70 km long each and pass under Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The tunnels will be interconnected with each other at every 300 metres and will be excavated using tunnel boring machines. The estimated cost for the twin tunnel project is Rs 6301.08 crore. It is expected to be completed by October 2028,” it said.

The estimated cost of the GMLR project is Rs 14000 crore. The release said the PM’s function will be held at NESCO in Goregaon on Saturday evening.

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