‘Rainfall intensity in Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra to ease from tomorrow’
After being battered by rains for nearly a week, the rainfall intensity in Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra is likely to reduce from Saturday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, an orange alert indicating heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places has been issued for Palghar, Raigad and in ghat areas of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur on Friday.
In Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, moderate to heavy rainfall is likely on Friday.
No alert has been issued for the city from Saturday till Monday. Moderate to light rain is likely in the city starting Saturday.
“Rainfall intensity is likely to reduce over Konkan and Goa, Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra and Telangana from July 15 and over Saurashtra and Kutch from July 17,” stated the forecast.
Areas in Palghar, Pune and Satara districts were among the wettest in the country. In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Thursday, Mahabaleshwar recorded 290 mm of rain, Lonavala (230 mm), Talasari in Palghar district recorded 270 mm, Vikramgad (250 mm) Matheran in Raigad district and Wada, Jawhar recorded 240 mm each rainfall.
Rainfall above 204.5 mm in 24 hours is categorised as extremely heavy rainfall.
In the same period, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded very heavy rainfall at 95.2 mm.
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