October 20, 2020

IMD points orange alert for Mumbai, coastal districts; yellow for different districts

The India Meteorological Division has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and different coastal districts in Maharashtra stating it is extremely probably that ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall will happen in remoted locations on this area. The orange alert by the the IMD’s Mumbai centre can also be for coastal districts like Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg in addition to Pune in western Maharashtra.

A yellow alert for Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad and Jalna districts has additionally been issued.

“Orange and yellow alerts have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday for central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Konkan areas,” an IMD official stated.

“On Wednesday, in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted. In some districts of central Maharashtra and Marathwada, heavy rainfall is predicted,” the official stated.

On Thursday, heavy rainfall is predicted in some locations in Konkan and the depth will go down later, the official added.

An orange alert means the authorities ought to “be ready”, whereas a yellow warning asks them to “be up to date”.

Based on IMD, rainfall from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm is taken into account ‘heavy rainfall’, whereas rainfall between 115.6 mm and 204.four mm is termed ‘very heavy rainfall’.