Maharashtra weather: A nowcast warning has been issued, alerting residents of several districts in Maharashtra of impending weather conditions
- Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and moderate spells of rain were likely
- A nowcast warning was issued by the weather department
- Take precautions while moving out, the weather department advised
Maharashtra weather: A nowcast warning has been issued, alerting residents of several districts in Maharashtra of impending weather conditions. The warning, issued at 10 pm on September 28, 2023, forecasts the likelihood of a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and moderate spells of rain.
The weather department said that gusty winds, with speeds reaching 30-40 kmph, are also expected at isolated places in some districts of Maharashtra including Ahmednagar, Solapur, Satara, Sambahinagar, Latur, Nasik, Hingoli, Parbhani, Nanded, Jalna, Nandurbar, Dhule, Beed, Jalgaon, Pune, Palghar, Raigad, Thane, Mumbai, Dharashiv and Kolhapur during next 3-4 hours.
"Take precautions while moving out," the department advised in the weather alert on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday afternoon issued a yellow alert for Mumbai and its neighbouring areas including Thane, Palghar and Raigad and predicted rains in these areas.
The IMD, in a weather bulletin said that thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30-40kmph) at one or two places were very likely.
Meanwhile, Mumbai on Thursday witnessed heavy rains in parts of the city with lightning.
The IMD also issued a yellow alert for parts of Maharashtra including Pune, Nashik, Ratnagiri, Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Jalna, Aurangabad, Beed, Parbhani, etc.
An orange alert was issued by the IMD for Sindhudurg on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday morning predicted 'moderate spells of rain' in Mumbai and its suburbs.
"Generally cloudy sky with moderate rainfall and thundershowers likely towards evening and night today. Possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the city and suburbs," the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Thursday morning.
A high tide of about 4.56 metres was expected to hit Mumbai at 11 am on Thursday. Another high tide of about 4.48 metres was expected to hit Mumbai at 11.34 pm, stated Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The civic body also said that a low tide of about 0.73 metres is expected at 5.06 pm today.The island city, eastern and western suburbs received an average rainfall of 12.17 mm, 19.18 mm and 28.15 mm respectively in 24 hours ending at 8 am, the civic body's data showed.