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Mumbai Monsoon: Red alert for next 48 hours as heavy showers likely in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan

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A warning has been issued by the IMD for the next 48 hours for the entire coastal belt of Maharashtra including Thane, Mumbai, and Konkan, which includes Goa as per IMD’s meteorological subdivisions.

“Heavy to very heavy” rainfall is likely in Konkan Maharashtra, including Mumbai and neighboring Thane district, on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

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IMD Mumbai’s Deputy Director-General K S Hosalikar said IMD GFS forecast for rains indicate heavy to very heavy with possibilities of isolated extremely heavy (more than 200mm) RF over Konkan, including Mumbai, Thane today.” Waterlogging can be seen in parts of Andheri area of Mumbai due to incessant rainfall. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested people stay away from the shore and not venture into waterlogged areas. The trend may continue on Thursday with reduced intensity, it said. On Tuesday, the IMD issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and other coastal districts in Maharashtra, saying ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall is very likely at isolated places in the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tomorrow trend to continue with little reduced intensity. Satellite, radar indicating intense clouds over coast PL TC, he added. Hosalikar said the observatories at Dahanu (in Palghar) and Alibaug (Raigad) recorded 128 mm and 122.6 mm rainfall, respectively, during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday.

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The Colaba weather bureau in South Mumbai recorded 121.6 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz weather station, representative of Mumbai’s suburbs, reported 96.6 rainfall during the same period.

The Ratnagiri observatory recorded 101.3 mm rainfall during the period, while the Harnai weather station in the district reported 89 mm rain. The Thane Belapur Industries Association bureau reported 35.2 mm rainfall and Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra received 16.8 mm rainfall, the IMD said.

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