Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Konkan, central Maharashtra over next five days
The IMD also said that Mumbai and neighbouring Thane are likely to witness a high rainfall intensity on Friday and Saturday when the Ganesh festival commences.
Mumbai: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Konkan and central Maharashtra over the next four to five days, the India Meteorological Department has said.
Light to moderate Rainfall recd in last 24 hrs in Mumbai, Thane area.
Trend is likely to continue next 24 hrs.
Tomorrow possibilities of very enhanced Rains in the state, both over coast as well as interior, wide spread. pic.twitter.com/DyfLEwPDdv
— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 19, 2020
Mumbai and neighbouring Thane are likely to witness maximum rainfall intensity on Friday and Saturday when the Ganesh festival commences, IMD Mumbai centre's deputy director-general KS Hosalikar said.
The 10-day Ganesh festival will begin on 22 August.
With likely formation of low pressure ovr N Bay on 19Aug & getting well marked in nxt 24hrs & moving westwards;Mah,Goa,Guj likely to receive widespread RF nxt 4-5 days with hvy to very hvy RF ovr Konkan, M Mah more:Mumbai Thane too. 21-22 could be Max;Arrival days of Lord Ganesha pic.twitter.com/g3GeDOxcqu
— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 18, 2020
The Modak Sagar dam, one of the seven reservoirs which supply water to Mumbai, started overflowing on Tuesday night following incessant rains in its catchment area, a civic official said.
With good rainfall this month, the seven dams- Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar, Vihar and Tulsi - have 83 percent water stock, officials said.
The monsoon this year has yielded a bounteous 1164.7 mm of rainfall in Delhi till Wednesday morning, the highest since 1964
Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression; IMD forcasts very heavy rain in seven Odisha districts
The IMD issued Red warning for Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh districts
The weather office has issued 'Red' warning, predicting heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rains, for Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh