Amid Kerala rains, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

After weeks of drizzling, rain is likely to return in full swing this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai. The IMD alerted coastal states about a weather system (depression) over coastal Odisha.

According to Hindustan Times, Konkan coast is expected to record an increase in rainfall intensity from Thursday onwards. Apart from Mumbai, heavy rain has been forecasted for Palghar and Thane and heavy to very heavy rain for Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg for Thursday. KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD told the leading daily, “The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has now intensified into a weather depression. The system will pull moisture from the Arabian Sea. As this depression moves northwestwards over the east coast, it will intensify monsoon activity along the Konkan coast and interior Maharashtra.”

In the meanwhile light drizzling was witnessed in Mumbai. This comes after India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places) for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki, and Ernakulam Districts in Kerala. Due to high waves and heavy winds, the Bengaluru division of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weather advisory asked the fishermen to avoid venturing into the Arabian Sea.

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