IMD points pink rain alert for five Maharashtra districts, ‘orange’ warning for Mumbai

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IMD points pink rain alert for five Maharashtra districts, ‘orange’ warning for Mumbai

The India Meteorological Centre (IMD) on Tuesday issued a pink alert for 5 Maharashtra districts, together with Raigad and Pune, forecasting extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations, for the following two days. It additionally issued an orange alert for Mumbai between Wednesday and Friday, indicating risk of heavy to very heavy rainfall.

The IMD’s Mumbai centre forecast a ‘very seemingly’ chance of “extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations” in 5 districts – Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara. The pink alert in these districts was issued for Wednesday and Thursday.

Extraordinarily heavy rainfall means precipitation of greater than 204.5 mm in 24 hours, the met workplace stated. The IMD describes rainfall as ‘very seemingly’ when the chance of the prevalence is 51 to 75 per cent.

A pink rain alert additionally means authorities ought to take preventive actions reminiscent of evacuation of individuals from weak areas and deploy rescue groups.

The IMD’s orange alert for Mumbai between Wednesday and Friday says that heavy to very heavy rain (115.6 mm to 204.four mm) is probably going at just a few locations within the metropolis.

Marathwada and Vidarbha areas of the state are more likely to obtain gentle to average showers until Friday, it stated.

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