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IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai, Thane; ‘orange’ alert in Ratnagiri today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued weather alerts for Mumbai and surrounding areas as unpredictable weather patterns continue to affect the region. Here are the latest updates:

Yellow Alert for Mumbai and Suburbs on Thursday:

  • IMD has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai and its suburbs for Thursday, warning of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds at one or two places.

Yellow Alert for Palghar, Raigad, and Thane:

  • Similar ‘yellow’ alerts have been issued for Palghar, Raigad, and Thane for the next two days, raising concerns of adverse weather conditions in these regions.

Orange Alert in Ratnagiri:

  • An ‘orange’ alert has been issued for Ratnagiri, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall, urging residents to stay cautious.

Flight Delays at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport:

  • On Wednesday, continuous rainfall led to delays in flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. IndiGo attributed these delays to “bad weather” and “weather and air traffic congestion.”

Monsoon Revival and Meteorological Factors:

  • Mumbai has experienced consistent rainfall this month following a break in August attributed to the El Nino effect. Meteorologists suggest that a convergence of various meteorological factors has contributed to this monsoon revival.

Upcoming Weather Forecast for Friday and the Weekend:

  • For Friday, IMD forecasts “moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers” in most places in South Konkan Goa and South Madhya Maharashtra, with “light to moderate rain or thundershowers” in North Konkan and a few places in North Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.
  • Over the weekend, moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers are expected in most places in South Konkan Goa and many places in South Madhya Maharashtra, with similar conditions anticipated in North Konkan. In addition, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are expected in most places in North Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.

Conclusion:
Residents of Mumbai and surrounding areas are advised to stay vigilant and prepared for varying weather conditions, as IMD continues to monitor and update forecasts.

Summary:

  • IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad, and Thane, warning of thunderstorms and gusty winds.
  • An ‘orange’ alert is issued for Ratnagiri due to heavy rainfall predictions.
  • Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport affected by continuous rainfall.
  • Monsoon revival in Mumbai attributed to a combination of meteorological factors.
  • IMD forecasts varying rain patterns for different parts of Maharashtra over the next few days.

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