Maharashtra weather Updates: Thunderstorm alert in parts of Vidarbha, showers likely in Mumbai over next 48 hours

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Updated:Oct 07, 2019 5:31:18 pm

The IMD has said that the delay in the withdrawal of monsoon has caused heavy rains in many states of the country.

Mumbai rains, Maharashtra weatherThe weather agency has issued a thunderstorm alert for Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra from Monday onward. (File Photo. PTI)

The Indian Meteorology Department has forecast heavy rains and thunderstorms in parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai for the next 48 hours. According to a warning issued by weather agency, parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra will see thunderstorms. On Friday and Saturday, the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions are likely to receive heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and thunder. On Sunday, Nashik district received heavy showers, leaving several low-lying areas water-logged.

The IMD has said that the delay in the withdrawal of monsoon has caused heavy rains in many states of the country. States like Bihar, Sikkim and eastern region of Uttar Pradesh have received heavy showers in the last two weeks. Heavy rains in September across Maharashtra filled all dams and wreaked havoc in many cities. Besides, Mumbai and coastal cities, Pune also faced a flood-like situation.

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Highlights

    17:10 (IST)07 Oct 2019
    Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

    Delhiites woke up to a partly cloudy Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 22.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 82 per cent.

    16:33 (IST)07 Oct 2019
    Nashik receives heavy showers

    Nashik received heavy showers in the second half of Sunday, leaving some areas there water-logged. The IMD advisory said that Nashik and other districts in North Maharashtra would face gusty winds followed by heavy rainfall from Monday onwards.

    16:00 (IST)07 Oct 2019
    Forecast of more rains in parts of Maharashtra over next 48 hours

    The Skymet Weather agency has forecast heavy rains in Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune over the next 48 hours. The agency also said that state capital Mumbai would only get passing showers.

    12:19 (IST)07 Oct 2019
    Hailstorm, heavy rains struck Buldhana on Sunday; thunderstorms likely in many parts of Maharashtra

    The Nandrakoli village which is located in Buldhana district was also hit by a hailstorm on Sunday evening. The region also suffered heavy rainfall.  Buldhana district borders the Vidarbha region and is 500 km away from the state capital, Mumbai. Nashik too received heavy rainfall during the evening on the same day. The evening showers left many areas of the city waterlogged.

    Farmers are advised to cover harvested crop or move them to sheds to avoid damage. Moreover, the advisory also asks people to avoid taking shelter under trees or stand near metal or electricity poles.

    As per IMD, parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra are likely to face thunderstorms between Monday and Saturday. Nashik along with other districts in North Maharashtra to may see gusty winds followed by heavy rains in short time beginning from Monday.

    11:48 (IST)07 Oct 2019
    Monsoon to begin its retreat from October 10

    As Maharashtra embraces itself for another spell of rains and thunderstorm on Monday it appears that this week, the monsoon would finally say goodbye. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that the monsoon season is likely to retreat beginning from October 10. As per the weather department, it is the longest delayed withdrawal of monsoon recorded so far. Moreover, the monsoon was also found to be 'above normal' this year. The reason for this has been attributed to the likely formation of an anti-cyclonic circulation over the state of Rajasthan at 1.5 kilometres above the mean sea level near October 6 and hence, the withdrawal of southwest monsoon is likely to start from northwest India around October 10. 

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