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Maharashtra State Disaster Management Authority (MSDMA) has issued a rain and thundershower warning for parts of Mumbai and Pune in the next 2-4 hours.

In its warning, MSDMA said, "Rain and thundershower with strong winds are likely to occur at many places over Mumbai, Mumbai suburban, Palghar, Pune, Raigad and Thane during the next 2-4 hours.

The IMD has also forecasted heavy to very heavy rain over the next three days (till July 7) in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg (till July 9), and similar conditions over the next two days in Pune, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Satara and Kolhapur.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued high alerts for the next two-five days, officials said.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the Arabian Sea due to strong winds along the coast and in the high seas, and 3-4.1 metres high waves off the Maharashtra and Goa coasts over the next five days (till July 9).

As incessant rains pounded the city, Mumbai's Powai Lake started overflowing on Sunday noon. The famed picnic spot of Bhushi Dam in Lonavala (Pune district) also started overflowing after three days of rain in the region, bringing cheers to the locals.

Over the weekend, the entire Konkan belt and parts of western and northern Maharashtra received good rain, and upbeat farmers got busy with the sowing season.

The South-west Monsoon, which usually hits Mumbai around June 10, was disturbed owing to the Cyclone Nisarga that hit Raigad on June 3.

(With inuts from IANS)

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