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


Total rainfall accumulation. (TWC Met team)

Complete rainfall accumulation.

(TWC Met workforce)

Wednesday, September 8: Moist climate situations with intermittent heavy showers have characterised climate in Mumbai and different elements of coastal Maharashtra this week. As per forecasts, lively 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 to this point this monsoon season. Regardless of registering almost 40% surplus rainfall, the industrial capital is ready to witness extra rains this week.

Maharashtra’s subdivisions need to brace for tough climate situations within the type of heavy rains, sturdy floor winds, lightning and thunderstorms, beginning immediately, Wednesday, September 8. The inclement climate situations 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 line with 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 throughout 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 could face the brunt of remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Comparable tough situations are anticipated to batter adjoining state Gujarat on Wednesday and Thursday.

Following the forecasts of utmost climate situations, the IMD has issued a purple warning for Konkan and Goa, together with Mumbai, for immediately. Purple warnings—IMD’s highest climate warning degree—instruct residents and authorities to ‘take motion’ throughout inclement climate.

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

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

Nevertheless, by September 11, the climate situations are once more prone to go south over elements of Konkan and Goa. Subsequently, the subdivision will retain the orange alert over the weekend.

Tough situations 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 average 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 at the very least 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 best quantity of rain at 3027 mm, adopted by Vidarbha (757 mm), Marathwada (707 mm) and Madhya Maharashtra (673 mm).

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