Mumbai braces for heavy rain

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 9 June 2018

The IMD also informed that conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon in the next two days. It warned that there will be increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra till June 10.

PUNE: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon has further advanced into some parts of south Konkan, south Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, some more parts of central Arabian sea, remaining parts of Goa, Karnataka and Rayalaseema, south Chhattisgarh, south Odisha, entire Telangana and most parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, remaining parts of Bay of Bengal on Friday.

The IMD also informed that conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon in the next two days. It warned that there will be increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai from June 9. Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is also very likely during this period. The rainfall activity over these regions is likely to reduce from June 12.

The IMD informed that, on Friday, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passed through Ratnagiri, Solapur, Nanded, Adilabad, Bailadila, Malkangiri, Kalingapatnam, Agartala, Lumding and north Lakhimpur.

The IMD has predicted that between June 9 and 11, rain and thundershowers very likely at most places over Konkan and Goa, at many places over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha.

Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, has mentioned in a release that as rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 8 with a further increase on June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather updates.

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