Updated June 9th, 2024 at 09:17 IST

IMD Issues Red Alert in Maharashtra, Orange For Kerala As Monsoon Rain Intensifies

With the onset of monsoon, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Maharashtra, Kerala and Coastal & North Interior Karnataka for the next 5 days.

Reported by: Digital Desk
IMD Issues Red Alert in Maharashtra, Orange For Kerala As Monsoon Rain Intensifies | Image:PTI/ Representational
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New Delhi: With the onset of monsoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Maharashtra, Kerala and Coastal & North Interior Karnataka over the next five days. 

The Met Department issued a red alert for heavy rainfall in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg, an orange alert for Ratnagiri, and a yellow alert for Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, and Raigad on June 9. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and moderate to heavy rain spells with gusty winds are expected across these areas. 

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In anticipation of very heavy rainfall, IMD also issued an ‘orange alert’ for five districts in Kerala: Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragod. These southern and northern Kerala districts have been placed under an orange alert for the day.

According to the weather bureau's latest forecast, the heatwave conditions will continue to prevail over northwest India from June 9 onwards. In the coming five days, heatwave spell is likely to hit parts of east & east-central India, Uttar Pradesh, and northeast Madhya Pradesh

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Pockets of east India will experience a significant increase in maximum temperature by 2-3 degree Celsius. On the other hand, Central India pockets will not witness notable changes in maximum temperature over the next three days, IMD predicted. 

Southwest Monsoon Arrives In Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha

The IMD claimed that  Southwest Monsoon has progressed into additional regions including the central Arabian Sea, southern Maharashtra, Telangana, parts of southern Chhattisgarh, south Odisha, and further sections of Coastal Andhra Pradesh on June 8. 

The weather bureau has identified conducive conditions for the Southwest Monsoon to extend its reach into the central Arabian Sea, select areas of Maharashtra (including Mumbai), and Telangana within the next 2-3 days. 

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Taking to X, IMD wrote, “Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maharashtra (including Mumbai) and Telangana during next 2-3 days.”


 

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Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon arrived in Odisha yesterday, four days earlier than expected, and enveloped sections of Malkangiri district. Additionally, the IMD predicted the possibility of thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning and gusty surface winds with speeds reaching 30-40 kmph, in certain areas of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Malkangiri, Koraput, and Rayagada districts on Sunday.

“Southwest Monsoon has set in over Odisha today. It covered some parts of Malkangiri district of Odisha,” the regional centre of IMD in Bhubaneswar said. 

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Published June 9th, 2024 at 09:17 IST