March 31, 2023

Heavy rains had battered Mumbai on Sunday and Monday as nicely. (File)


The Regional Meteorological Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a “red alert” for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall within the nation’s monetary capital on Wednesday.

Earlier, the MeT workplace had sounded an “orange alert”, however it’s now been modified to “red alert” for Wednesday due to the “favourable synoptic conditions”, Dr Jayant Sarkar, head of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai stated.

Heavy rains had battered the metropolis on Sunday and Monday as nicely.

“There are two favourable synoptic situations for heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai today and in the next few days. The offshore trough, spread from south Gujarat coast to Karnataka is expected to increase the intensity of showers,” Mr Sarkar stated.

The second issue is the “shear zone” (referring to wind patterns) developed over Mumbai and the neighbouring area, he stated.

Mr Sarkar stated there shall be widespread rainfall over Konkan and central Maharashtra as nicely.

The Marathwada area can be anticipated to obtain widespread showers until Thursday and the rain depth is more likely to scale back subsequently, he stated.

There is an off-shore trough operating between Maharashtra and Karnataka, which typically carries moisture-laden westerly winds from the Arabian Sea to land, one other official from the MeT workplace stated.

In addition to it, there’s an east-west “shear zone cutting across Maharashtra” and it has been including to the prevailing beneficial monsoon situations, he stated.

“These two synoptic systems are leading to very heavy rain over Konkan, Goa and central Maharashtra, especially the Ghat areas,” the official stated.

Alerts by the IMD are colour-coded from inexperienced to purple. A “green” alert stands for “no warning”: no motion must be taken by the authorities, and the forecast is of sunshine to average rain.

A “red” alert stands for “warning”, and asks authorities to “take action”. An “orange” alert signifies that the authorities are anticipated to “be prepared”.

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