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Maharashtra: What Led to The Extreme Heavy Rainfall that Has Killed 76 People So Far

Maharashtra: What Led to The Extreme Heavy Rainfall that Has Killed 76 People So Far

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Torrential rainfall in Maharashtra over the past week has caused havoc in the state, triggering landslides, inundating entire areas and according to official numbers killing at least 76 people. A landslide near the Talai village in Mahad tehsil in coastal Raigad killed 36 people, PTI reported on Friday.The state’s rain woes are yet to end as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for six districts.Here’s a look at what is leading to such heavy rainfall in the state.— In a press release on July 15, the IMD said that there was a low pressure area over west central and adjoining north west Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts and this had caused strengthening of the monsoon flow and its convergence along the west coast, which in turn caused fairl...
IMD forecasts heavy rainfall over western, central India, issues ‘Red’ alert for Mumbai

IMD forecasts heavy rainfall over western, central India, issues ‘Red’ alert for Mumbai

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New Delhi: The western and central parts of the country will continue to witness heavy rains over the next three-four days, the IMD said on Wednesday while issuing a 'Red' alert for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the country's financial capital. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued an 'Orange' alert for Maharashtra's East Vidarbha region, which includes districts such as Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Yavatmal, indicating the likelihood of heavy to very heavy showers. However, the intensity of rainfall over north India is likely to decrease after 24 hours, the Met office said. Alerts by the IMD are colour-coded from green to red. A 'green' alert stands for 'no warning' and the forecast is of light to moderate rain. A 'red' alert stands for 'w...