The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has upgraded its consciousness regarding rain. The IMD has issued an Orange Alert for Maharashtra and other places including Mumbai along the Konkan coast. While the 10-day Ganesh Puja has started in Maharashtra, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rain in Maharashtra’s Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts on Saturday.
Yellow alert- heavy rain warning has been issued in different areas for Mumbai and Thane on Sunday and Orange alert for Palghar, Raigad, and Ratnagiri. Meteorological Department said in a statement, in low-pressure area.
IMD has warned that there is a possibility of flooding in low-lying areas due to heavy rains and there may be waterlogging in big cities. Fishermen have been advised not to go along the north Maharashtra coast by 25 August. The weather bureau has also warned of short term disruption in services of municipal services like water, electricity, etc. and local trains in Mumbai. The Meteorological Department said that very old buildings are likely to fall apart, trees and local landslides are likely in high altitude areas. Mumbai has recorded the highest rainfall in the last 10 years this August and in a month of the decade, The record for the highest number of rains is 46mm.