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IMD Issues Orange Alert for Tuesday in Mumbai and Thane


IMD Issues Orange Alert for Tuesday in Mumbai and Thane
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Orange alerts were announced in Mumbai and Thane for Tuesday, September 22 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). An orange alert suggests heavy to very heavy rain at isolated locations. The authorities meanwhile had issued a yellow alert for Monday with a forecast of thunderstorms, lightning, as well as gusty winds coupled with heavy rain in some areas.

K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General, (West) IMD said, “Mumbai, Thane received light to moderate rainfall in 24 hours ending on Sunday. Suburbs of Bhayander and Mira Road or the northern stations of western suburbs received heavy falls." 

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As per data recorded on Sunday morning, the IMD Santacruz observatory recorded rainfall of 12.4mm whereas Colaba only saw 2.8mm of rain. Though there was a yellow alert in place on Sunday in Thane and Mumbai, Santacruz and Colaba witnessed practically no rain. 

It was previously predicted that the city will notice some rainfall after September 17. The new IMD alert appears to be consistent with that. 

Earlier this month, Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra received generous rain. Data suggested that the city recorded an average of 2,480 mm of rainfall

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