The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Palghar district, warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall, and an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts, warning of ongoing rainfall in several areas of Maharashtra on Saturday. Considering that the state capital is expected to see severe rain on Saturday, the civic chief has reportedly asked residents to stay inside and only leave their homes when absolutely essential.
IMD issued an additional warning for Saturday’s heavy to extremely heavy rain in isolated locations in the mountainous regions of the Pune district, Konkan, and Madhya Maharashtra.
On Friday, Mumbai had significant rains that led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas and disrupted both city and suburban traffic. Significant rainfall was observed at the IMD observatories in Colaba and Santacruz between the hours of 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, with 92.2 mm and 115.2 mm, respectively.
With the Yamuna edging closer to the danger level and heavy, sporadic rain on Friday evening, lives have once again come to a standstill in Delhi and other cities. Additionally, the Malkangiri area in southern Odisha has seen major waterlogging due to a flood-like situation.
After nonstop rain fell in Uttarkashi on Friday night, the community is currently experiencing protracted power outages. Kasturba Gandhi Residential School has been reached by a State Disaster Response Force for inspection. According to reports, the school in the Barkot tehsil is seriously flooded.
As Uttarakhand is devastated by monsoon rain, downpours in the mountainous state have disrupted vehicular traffic. Due to nearby landslides, the national route between Haldwani and Nainital is currently closed to traffic.
Telangana is also anticipated to have significant rainfall on Saturday, according to the IMD’s forecast, for which a red alert was issued on Friday. According to the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre, a low-pressure system over the coasts of South Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh in the West Central Bay of Bengal, along with a cyclonic circulation that extends up to 7.6 kilometres above mean sea level, is the cause of the anticipated widespread rainfall.
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