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    IMD Orange Alert For Maharashtra: Thane, Raigad Rained In; Monday Respite Unlikely | Detailed Forecast Here


    Locals rescued in Palghar on Sunday.

    Locals rescued in Palghar on Sunday.

    IMD Weather Update: Matheran (22 cm) saw the highest rain in India over the past 24 hours. Maharashtra is likely to see very heavy rainfall over the next five days, with orange alert for July 7 and 8. Red alert issued for Uttarakhand on July 7

    As heavy rain lashes Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane and Raigad districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for parts of central Maharashtra on July 7 and 8. Maharashtra is likely to see very heavy rainfall over the next five days, even as Matheran (22 cm) saw the highest rain in India over the past 24 hours. The weather body has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand for July 7.

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    Sunday saw flooding in parts of Thane district such as Shahpur, Palghar and Panvel. While red alert indicates take action, orange is for preparedness. According to the IMD classification, heavy rain is in the range of 64.5-115.5 mm, very heavy rain is 115.6-204.4 mm, and extremely heavy rain is above 204.4 mm. The IMD report states that isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan, Goa and central Maharashtra from July 9-11; Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on July 7; Gujarat Region on July 7 and 9; Kerala and Mahe on July 7, 8; Telangana on July 8, 9; Coastal Karnataka on July 9; North Interior Karnataka on July 7 and 10; South Interior Karnataka on July 8 and 10.

    Isolated very heavy rainfall is also very likely over South Interior Karnataka on July 7; Ghat areas of central Maharashtra on July 7 and 8; Konkan and Goa on July 8; Coastal Karnataka on July 7, 8, 10 and 11. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall also very likely over Konkan and Goa on July 7.

    MATHERAN TOPS IN 24-HOUR RAIN IN COUNTRY TILL 8.30 AM ON SUNDAY: RAIGAD, RATNAGIRI, THANE REPORT

    In the past 24 hours, several parts of Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, mainly Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, saw heavy rainfall. Matheran (Raigad district) saw 22 cm rainfall, Ratnagiri 15 cm, Rajapur 13 cm, Panvel 12 cm, Ponda 12 cm, Karjat 11 cm, Murbad (Thane) 11 cm, Lanja 11 cm, Khalapur 11 cm, Mandangad 11 cm, Sangameshwar Devrukh 10 cm, Awalegaon 9 cm, Shahapur 9 cm and Roha 8 cm.

    In central Maharashtra, Gaganbawada (Kolhapur) saw 18 cm rain, Lonavala (Pune district) 13 cm, Chandgad (Kolhapur) 9 cm, Yaval (Jalgaon) 9 cm, Ozharkheda (Nashik) 7 cm and Peth (Nashik) 7 cm.

    Maharashtra’s Raigad also saw a high wind speed of 65 kmph, Pune 33 kmph and Satara 57 kmph in the past 24 hours.

    FORECAST FOR REST OF INDIA

    NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL INDIA: Isolated very heavy rainfall is likely over Uttar Pradesh on July 7, 10 and 11. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Uttarakhand on July 7. Fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Central India; scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall over Himachal Pradesh, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, East Rajasthan; isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, Punjab and West Rajasthan during the next five days.

    EAST AND NORTHEAST INDIA: Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Bihar on July 7 and 8; Odisha on July 8; Arunachal Pradesh on July 7, 11; Assam and Meghalaya on July 7, 10 and 11; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from July 7-11. Isolated very heavy rainfall is also likely over Odisha on July 7; Bihar from July 9-11; Nagaland on July 8; Arunachal Pradesh from July 8-10; Assam and Meghalaya on July 8, 9; SubHimalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.



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