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IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai metropolitan region

Updated on: 20 June,2024 06:35 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Conditions to persist in city till June 20 as favourable monsoon conditions advance

IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai metropolitan region

Pedestrians seen enjoying the monsoon at Dadar Chowpatty. Pic/Satej Shinde

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IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai metropolitan region

Mumbai city on Wednesday woke up to cloudy skies and several parts of the city received rainfall in the morning. The temperature in the city was recorded at 28.65° C on Wednesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures will likely be around 33°C and 25°C respectively for the next two days.

Yellow alert in MMR

IMD has predicted that light to moderate rain will continue. A yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai today. However, after June 20, there is no warning for the city. 

Neighbouring cities like Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Pune will observe yellow alert conditions till June 23.

“Conditions are favourable for the further advance of the Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh, northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, the remaining parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and some parts of Bihar and Jharkhand during the next 3-4 days,” the IMD said in its bulletin. 

The weather department has also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state from June 19-23.

Heatwave to prevail

The IMD has forecast that heatwave conditions will continue across many parts of northern India. “Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely in many/most parts of Uttar Pradesh on the 18th & 19th; in some parts on the 20th over Punjab,” it said. It mentioned that the country recorded less rainfall in June compared to its Lond Period Average (LPA).

“Rainfall over the country as a whole for June 2024 (till June 18) was 64.5 mm which was 20 per cent less than its Long Period Average (LPA) of 80.6 mm,” the IMD said. 

The weather department also informed that the highest Maximum Temperature of 47.6°C was reported at Prayagraj (East Uttar Pradesh) over the country on Tuesday. As per the IMD, East India will witness a decrease in the temperature by 2–3°C during the next three days. “Hot & Humid weather is very likely over Odisha during 18th–20th; Gangetic West Bengal on the 18th and Bihar on the 20th June 2024,” IMD added.

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