Maharashtra and Gujarat to receive ‘heavy rainfall’ today

The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday warned that heavy to extremely heavy rainfall will occur in Maharashtra and Gujarat over the next three days due to the active “monsoon conditions”.

In its bulletin, the weather department further said that fairly widespread to widespread rain will likely occur over Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar over the next few days while adding that some isolated areas of Saurashtra and Kutch will receive extremely heavy rainfall during the same period.

“Monsoon trough is south of its normal position. Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall is very likely over parts of central and northwest India during next 4-5 days. Isolated heavy falls also likely over the region during same period,” news agency ANI quoted the IMD as saying MD further said that widespread rainfall activity is likely over Gujarat State during the next three days. “Isolated heavy to very heavy falls also very likely over Gujarat region during the next 2- 3 days,” the IMD.

The weather department has also issued intensified rainfall warning for several districts including Surat, Valsad, Navsari, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot and Kutchh and Khambhalia. Following the IMD’s warning, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed several of its teams in Gujarat.

The IMD has also said that central and north India will also receive thundershowers and rains on Monday. According to the weather department, Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh are expected to receive medium-to-heavy rains on Monday.

It has also predicted, “isolated heavy to very falls with extremely heavy falls very likely over Saurashtra and Kutch during the next two days and isolated heavy to very heavy falls thereafter.”

The weather agency further said that interior Maharashtra has received fairly widespread rainfall with mostly moderate rainfall. “Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra also received heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places. Moderate rain very likely in the city and suburbs. Possibility of heavy falls at isolated places for the next 48 hours” it noted.