India Meteorological Department issues a ‘red’ alert warning for Mumbai


Posted on 22 July 2021


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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red' alert warning for Mumbai, Maharashtra's metropolis, anticipating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall. The latest Mumbai radar observation indicates very dense clouds across the entire ghat areas Raigad, Pune Satara, including Ratnagiri district, with record-breaking rainfall of 400mm or more in Mahabaleshwar in the last 24 hours. Many rivers in the RTN district are flowing above danger levels, according to rain reports: IMD, Pune. In the midst of rain, a high tide reaches Marine Drive. IMD has forecast moderate to severe rainfall/thundershowers in Mumbai and its suburbs, with the chance of very heavy rainfall in isolated areas. Konkan Railway has halted train services in Ratnagiri due to severe rain. In the Kasara Ghat portion of Thane district and near Lonavala hill town in Pune district, train services have been disrupted. Heavy rainfall on Wednesday night and Thursday early delayed train services and stranded villagers in Thane and Palghar districts. A bridge in Sapgaon, Thane's Sahapur taluka, was severely damaged.

On Thursday, the Modak Sagar dam in Shahapur spilled. To let the water out, two gates were opened. The railway rails at Badlapur Vangani section were submerged due to severe rain.  On July 21, Mumbai experienced a lot of rain. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that since 8 a.m. on July 21, 68.72 mm of rain has fallen in the island city region of Mumbai, 58.75 mm in the eastern suburbs, and 58.24 mm in the western suburbs. Pune district is expected to receive very severe to extremely heavy rainfall, according to the IMD.



Key Points


  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red' alert warning for Mumbai, Maharashtra's metropolis, anticipating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

  • A bridge in Sapgaon, Thane's Sahapur taluka, was severely damaged.

  • On July 21, Mumbai experienced a lot of rain. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that since 8 a.m. on July 21, 68.72 mm of rain has fallen in the island city region of Mumbai, 58.75 mm in the eastern suburbs, and 58.24 mm in the western suburbs.

  • Pune district is expected to receive very severe to extremely heavy rainfall, according to the IMD.


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