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.

Press Trust of India August 19, 2020 11:30:30 IST
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Konkan, central Maharashtra over next five days

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.

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.

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.

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