Maharashtra-Mumbai Monsoon Weather LIVE Update: Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Konkan area of Maharashtra, Goa, coastal Karnataka, and Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position at this time of the year. There are strong westerly winds along the west coast in the lower tropospheric levels, IMD bulletin said.
Following heavy to very heavy rainfall since Sunday, several rivers across Konkan coast in Maharashtra, especially in Ratnagiri district, have been flowing above danger mark, leading to flooding of the low-lying areas and prompting deployment of NDRF for rescue efforts on Monday.
With the Jagabudi river in Khed tehsil flowing above danger mark, residents in the area have been directed to evacuate. The NDRF has deployed its team along with the dog squad at Chiplun in Konkan area, according to an official from the State Disaster Management Authority.
Jagbudi, Vashishthi, Shashtri, Sonavi, Kajali, Kodavali, Muchkundi and Bavnadi rivers have been flowing above their respective danger marks since Monday morning, local administration said.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the massive landslide that struck a railway construction camp at Tupul in Manipur’s Noney district rose to 47 on Monday as five more bodies were retrieved from under the debris on the fifth day of the search and rescue operations, officials said.
In Assam, meanwhile, the flood situation improved on Monday as the number of affected people declined to nearly 14 lakh from the previous day’s 18.35 lakh, with the death of one more person that took the toll to 180, an official bulletin said.
In other news, a heavy rain alert has been sounded for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Beed, Latur, Jalna, Parbhani and several other areas in Maharashtra till July 8, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
Coming to the northern side, hot and humid weather conditions prevailed in the Delhi on Monday with the maximum temperature settling at 36.8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.4 degrees Celsius, which is also normal for this time of the year. Humidity levels, however, oscillated between 62 per cent and 89 per cent.
The IMD has issued a yellow alert for Tuesday and an orange alert for Wednesday in Delhi, warning of moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers.