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IMD forecast issues red alert in western Maharashtra, very heavy rainfall likely in these states

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: No relief was expected anytime soon as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for south Konkan, Goa and south central Maharashtra and orange alert for north central Maharashtra, east Vidarbha and west Vidarbha for the next two days.

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Red alert for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely over western Maharashtra in the next three days. Apart from this, a Red alert has been issued for Satara district from July 6 to July 8 and for Kolhapur district from July 7 to July 9. IMD tweeted on Wednesday that there is a possibility of scattered heavy rains in Punjab and Haryana and Chandigarh from July 6 to July 9. The southern state of Telangana is also likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next few days, according to Met department.

According to the scientist of Metrological Center Hyderabad Sravani, “In the last 24 hours, Telangana has received good rainfall; while Nagarkunool recieved rainfall of 16 centimetres (cms), some of the districts have received 9cms of rainfall. The temperature in the state also went from 30 to 32 degrees Celcius in the past 24 hours.” “Telagana state will receive a good amount of rainfall in upcoming days, the districts in the southern part of the state– Jogulamba Gadwal, Vanaparti, Nagarkurnool, and Nalgonda are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall, while the central parts can also experience good rainfall in the next five days with heavy to very heavy rainfall in Southern parts of Telangana tomorrow and day after tomorrow (i.e., on Wednesday and Thursday),” she added.

Apart from this, there is a possibility of light rain in remaining parts of Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. The IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in South Interior Karnataka, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh.

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“Heavy to very heavy rainfall in…Telangana and South Interior Karnataka on 06th and 07th; Vidarbha on 08th; Chhattisgarh on 07th and 08th July, 2022,” it said in a series of tweets. “Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall also likely over Konkan and Goa during next 5 days and isolated extremely heavy rainfall likely over Coastal Karnataka on 06th,” it added.

For Delhi, IMD had said, Delhi is likely to witness light rain and thundershower on Thursday even as the city’s maximum temperature settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius the previous day. “There will be a generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain and thundershowers at isolated places. The city’s maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 36 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius respectively.”

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