IMD warns Mumbai of 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall on Wednesday

Meanwhile, as Mumbai braces itself for a wave of heavy rainfall, a red alert has been issued at a few areas in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurgh, Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts

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After a short relief from intense rainfall, Mumbaikars are bound to witness 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as they have predicted a return of heavy showers in the city. 

On the other hand, the neighbouring regions have been warned and accordingly, a red alert has been issued at a few areas in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurgh, Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts. 

Earlier, the rains had wreaked havoc in Maharashtra along with neighbouring states; Karnataka and Gujarat, which resulted in death of few people and left hundreds stranded. What can be called as slight encouraging news is that the situation has improved in the flood-hit eastern states of Bihar and Assam.

Meanwhile, normal life in Mumbai had been hit after the city witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday. Accordingly, the government has dispatched NDRF teams for rescue operations in several districts.

More importantly, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had reviewed the flood situation on Tuesday and had directed the officials to provide immediate relief to those affected.

CM Fadnavis had also written to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, asking him to increase the discharge of water from Almatti Dam in the southern state to alleviate the flood situation in Sangli district.

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