Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the next five days over Mumbai. According to the IMD, favourable conditions for an active monsoon have developed over Maharashtra leading to widespread rainfall throughout the state.
IMD official Sushma Nair said, “There has been an orange alert given for Mumbai, Thane and neighbouring regions for this week as there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall along with extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places.”
Mumbai IMD head Jayanta Sarkar said, “A low pressure area has formed over Odisha and neighbouring regions with an associated cyclonic circulation.”
There is a possibility of widespread rainfall over Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Kerala and coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka during the next 5 days.
On Saturday, the minimum temperature recorded in Santacruz was 25.8 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 29.4 degrees Celsius with relative humidity of 88 per cent. Colaba experienced a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 29 degrees Celsius with a relative humidity of 90 per cent.