Maharashtra: Mumbai, Pune may receive heavy rainfall in next two days

Sakal Times News Desk
Monday, 3 August 2020

Mumbai, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Pune, Beed, Kolhapur, Sangli, Latur and Osmanabad districts are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall in next two days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated said that Mumbai, Pune and other districts in the Maharashtra state are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall from Monday till August 5 (Wednesday).

The state has been revolving with many problems of late; largely due to the state of affairs in the region with an incessant incline in coronavirus cases, which refuses to be under control. Maharashtra has been leading the charge among the nation with regular cases and casualties. Also, some parts of the state have witnessed heavy rainfall but maximum districts have not received much rain in the month of July. Pune which is an epicentre of the novel COVID-19 has not received the satisfactory rainfall this season as the water capacity in the dams is nearly 50 per cent.  

The Deputy Director-General of IMD’s Mumbai department KS Hosalikar has said that spells of very heavy to extremely heavy rain are likely over the Konkan coast, including parts of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai between August 2 and August 5.

Thus, apart from Mumbai, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Pune, Beed, Kolhapur, Sangli, Latur and Osmanabad districts are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall. As per the weather department’s classification, “heavy to very heavy rainfall” means rainfall ranging from 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm in a period of 24 hours is expected.

India’s east coast is also likely to receive rainfall in coming days. According to the IMD, heavy showers are predicted over parts of coastal states such as Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, as well as the ghat areas of Tamil Nadu. Heavy falls have been predicted in parts of Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal between 4 and 5 August.

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