Monsoon Downpour Continues to Batter Maharashtra; Pink Warning for Konkan and Goa


Total rainfall accumulation. (TWC Met team)

Whole rainfall accumulation.

(TWC Met crew)

Wednesday, September 8: Moist climate circumstances with intermittent heavy showers have characterised climate in Mumbai and different elements of coastal Maharashtra this week. As per forecasts, energetic monsoon downpours will prevail over elements of Maharashtra for the following few days.

With 79 mm rainfall over the past 24 hours until Wednesday morning, Mumbai’s Santacruz monitoring station has recorded a 2,732 mm rainfall thus far this monsoon season. Regardless of registering practically 40% surplus rainfall, the business capital is about to witness extra rains this week.

Maharashtra’s subdivisions need to brace for tough climate circumstances within the type of heavy rains, sturdy floor winds, lightning and thunderstorms, beginning at present, Wednesday, September 8. The inclement climate circumstances are introduced by a low-pressure space that shaped over the Bay of Bengal earlier this week. Now, this rain-bearing system is transferring inwards within the Central belt, thus dumping rains on its path.

In response to the India Meteorological Division (IMD), a well-marked low-pressure space and related cyclonic circulation hover over southeast Madhya Pradesh and adjoining elements of north Vidarbha. The system and its remnant would transfer west-north-westwards through the subsequent 4-5 days. Heavy showers are additionally anticipated alongside the west coast because the system attracts moist winds from the Arabian Sea.

Below the affect of this technique, pretty widespread to widespread rainfall with remoted heavy to very heavy showers have been forecast over Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Gujarat from September 8 to 11. Subdivisions Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan might face the brunt of remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Related tough circumstances are anticipated to batter adjoining state Gujarat on Wednesday and Thursday.

Following the forecasts of maximum climate circumstances, the IMD has issued a crimson warning for Konkan and Goa, together with Mumbai, for at present. Pink warnings—IMD’s highest climate warning stage—instruct residents and authorities to ‘take motion’ throughout inclement climate.

In the meantime, on Wednesday, Madhya Maharashtra has been positioned underneath an orange alert, which urges residents to ‘be ready’ for the tough climate circumstances. The opposite surrounding subdivision, Marathwada has been stored underneath a yellow watch that instructs individuals to ‘be up to date’ on September 8’s climate state of affairs.

Come Thursday, the alert stage could be demoted over Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra to the yellow look ahead to the following 48 hours.

Nonetheless, by September 11, the climate circumstances are once more more likely to go south over elements of Konkan and Goa. Due to this fact, the subdivision will retain the orange alert over the weekend.

Tough circumstances are on the horizon for a number of districts of Maharashtra, together with Mumbai, this week. As per the IMD’s regional met centre in Mumbai, the suburbs of the monetary capital are in for heavy to very heavy rains at some remoted locations, whereas town will expertise reasonable rains within the subsequent 48 hours.

In the meantime, districts of Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nasik, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Beed, Nanded, Latur, Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim, and Nandurbar are all in for heavy to very heavy rains not less than for subsequent two days.

All through this southwest monsoon season, Maharashtra has recorded a complete of 939 mm—a ‘regular’ quantity in comparison with its long-term common between June 1 and September 7. Amongst subdivisions, Konkan and Goa have recorded the very best quantity of rain at 3027 mm, adopted by Vidarbha (757 mm), Marathwada (707 mm) and Madhya Maharashtra (673 mm).

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