Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department said on Monday that there is a possibility of heavy rain in many areas of Maharashtra for the next three-four days due to the formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. The department has forecast that there will be moderate rain in Mumbai in the next 24 hours, with intermittent heavy rain.
IMD Mumbai Deputy Director Shubhangi Bhute said extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Konkan regions in the next three days. The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow alert’ with the forecast of “heavy rains at many places” in the coastal areas of Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts between August 16 and 18.
At the same time, for the last several days, the havoc of hot sun and heat is continuing in many states including North India. According to the latest update of the Meteorological Department, after August 19, heavy rain has been predicted in many states. On the other hand, there may be strong sunshine in North India for the next two days, while there may be light rain with strong winds in Central India. On August 17, there may be heavy rain in the north eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya.