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Monsoon Rains Lash Karnataka, Rajasthan; Red Alert Issued In Mumbai

In Mumbai, traffic movement has been affected, causing severe traffic jams, and local trains have been delayed

The IMD forecast said these areas may witness winds at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour and rain. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Kerala, and Punjab due to heavy to very heavy rainfall forecasts for Friday, July 8. Amid the heavy rains, lashing Mumbai for the fourth consecutive day, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday (July 7, 2022) issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar for tomorrow (July 8, 2022).

Mumbai

Even as Mumbaikars got some respite from the downpour on Friday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the city and its suburbs warning that very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places during the day, the civic officials said. The Met department also said that there is a possibility of occasional strong winds reaching 40-50 kph, they said. After heavy rains in the city and its adjoining areas since Monday, the rain intensity started subsiding on Thursday afternoon.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan recorded 26 per cent more-than-normal rainfall at the start of the monsoon season as rains lashed several parts of the state with isolated places witnessing heavy showers since Thursday.

Karnataka

The district administration of Karnataka’s Kodagu on Wednesday announced a holiday for Anganwadi centres, schools, and colleges in the district after an orange alert was issued in view of heavy rains.

Punjab, Haryana And Chandigarh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted heavy rains in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh during the next two days till July 10.

From July 8 to July 10, heavy (64.5 to 114.5 mm) to very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4 mm) is expected to lash Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning.

The states are likely to encounter isolated/scattered rainfall activity with isolated thunderstorm/lightning today and increase hereafter becoming fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity during the next two days.

Kerala

There is a heavy rain and thunder alert for the next five days in Kerala, the chief minister’s office said. Therefore, a yellow alert has been declared today and tomorrow in all districts except Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.

Telangana

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, and other districts of Telangana on Friday night and Saturday, the Met Centre here said. In its forecast for the next five days, the Met Centre said heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts, while heavy showers are likely at isolated places in many districts during July 10-12.

It said the southwest monsoon has been active over the State. Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places in Khammam and Suryapet districts. Many places in Khammam and a few places in Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, and Suryapet districts witnessed heavy rainfall, the Met office said in a release.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Vijayalakshmi R Gadwal urged the people to be cautious in view of the heavy rainfall alerts.

(With Inputs from ANI and PTI)

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