The IMD on June 9 has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad. “Yellow and Red alert issued for some districts of Konkan Kinarpatti (coastal strip).
Red alert issued for Mumbai today & Yellow alert for the next 4 days. Konkan Kinarpatti including Mumbai may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 4 days,” Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai said on June 9.
The ‘Red’ warning denotes the likelihood of extremely heavy rainfall. The warning means that the authorities must take action. And, the ‘Yellow’ alert signifies that authorities should be ‘updated’ on the situation.
Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed heavy rainfall along with thunder on June 9 morning.
According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked all the coastal districts’ administration to be in a state of preparedness from today onwards.
Further, Goa would also witness heavy downpour during the next five days, IMD said in a tweet.
“Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan and Goa during next 5 days,” IMD said.