The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that strong Southwest Monsoon conditions are likely to prevail over coastal Maharashtra and the entire west coast, bringing very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over the next five days.
Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will also experience enhanced rainfall during the next few days.
There is a low-pressure area present over central Madhya Pradesh. An off-shore trough runs between Gujarat and Maharashtra, and the monsoon trough is currently running below its normal position and lastly, there are strong westerly winds blowing from the Arabian Sea over to Maharashtra.
As per IMD’s latest weather forecasts, Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra remain on ‘red’ alert (take action) till July 8.
The IMD has placed Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra under ‘red’ alert till Friday, whereas an ‘orange’ alert has been issued for Saturday. Goa, coastal Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also under ‘orange’ alert on Wednesday.
A warning has been issued for July 9 in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, and Odisha.