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Weather Update: IMD Warns of Extremely Heavy Rainfall in These States; Issues Orange Alert

Most of Mumbai and its suburbs received light rain over the weekend as well. South Mumbai received more rain than the suburbs, with IMD's Colaba observatory recording 67 mm of rain and the Santacruz observatory recording 13 mm.

Shivam Dwivedi
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Heavy Rain

According to the India Meteorological Department, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad are expected to see moderate to heavy rain today (IMD). "Cloudy skies with light rain in the city and suburbs. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is possible in isolated areas "After issuing an orange alert, the weather service informed in its daily bulletin.

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The colour orange represents 'alert,' which means that people and the administration should be cautious and prepared. "The city may receive around 130 mm of rainfall over the next two or three days, which is not unusual for Mumbai, but it may cause waterlogging," an official said.

Most of Mumbai and its suburbs received light rain over the weekend as well. South Mumbai received more rain than the suburbs, with IMD's Colaba observatory recording 67 mm of rain and the Santacruz observatory recording 13 mm.

After receiving only a few Monsoon showers in the last week since its arrival, rainfall activity is expected to pick up this week. In Maharashtra, the sky has remained cloudy for the last few days, with most parts of the state, including Mumbai, receiving light rain.

While the southwest monsoon has been in several parts of Maharashtra, including its capital city of Mumbai, rainfall activity has remained low for the majority of this time.

With the recent rain, Mumbai's air quality is in the 'good' category. At 8:45 a.m. this morning, the system of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), a government agency, reported that the overall AQI was 29.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), westerly winds blowing in along the west coast, combined with a trough extending from north interior Karnataka to south Tamil Nadu, will cause heavy rains across Maharashtra and its neighbouring states for the next five days – until June 22 and possibly beyond.

As a result, isolated heavy showers are expected over South Konkan and Goa from Saturday to Wednesday (June 18-22) and over Madhya Maharashtra's ghat areas from Monday to Wednesday (June 20-22).

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated southwest monsoon has moved into additional parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, the remaining parts of Vidarbha, and additional parts of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar today.

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