Heavy Rainfall Warning for Ghat Regions; Avoid Monsoon Tourism

Pune and Satara districts have been warned of heavy rain in Ghat areas. Raigad, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar districts are under orange alert.
Orange Alert Issued by IMD
Orange Alert Issued by IMDIMD

Pune: With heavy rainfall continuing for the past 72 hours in the Ghat regions, the weather department has issued a warning for the next two to three days in Konkan, Ghat, and central Maharashtra.

On Sunday (July 7), torrential rains hit areas like Raigad and Patgaon, prompting authorities to advise citizens to avoid monsoon tourism for now. Warnings have been issued for heavy rainfall in the Pune and Satara Ghat sections.

Landslide-prone areas have recorded significant rainfall over the last 72 hours, with expectations of continued heavy rain. If the downpour persists in the Ghat and Konkan regions, the likelihood of landslides will increase over the next two days. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid monsoon tourism until the intensity of the rain decreases.

Red and Orange Alerts Issued

Vidarbha, Konkan, and Marathwada regions have experienced moderate to heavy rain, with more expected over the next two to three days. The Konkan region, especially Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri, has been issued a red alert, while Raigad, Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar districts are under an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Pune and Satara districts have also been warned of very heavy rain in certain Ghat areas. Kolhapur district has an orange alert, with Patgaon Dam recording a remarkable 325 mm of rainfall on Sunday.

Warnings for Other Regions

Entire Vidarbha, Marathwada, and all districts in Khandesh have been issued a yellow alert in some areas. The weather department predicts heavy to very heavy rain in Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Pune, and Satara districts on Tuesday (July 9).

Recent rainfall data from across the state includes:

  • Koyna: 73 mm

  • Dudhganga: 68 mm

  • Radhanagari: 115 mm

  • Patgaon: 325 mm

  • Kasari: 116 mm

  • Shirgaon: 60 mm

  • Dungarwadi: 102 mm

  • Koyna: 149 mm

  • Tamhini: 112 mm

  • Bhira: 76 mm

Continued Rainfall in Konkan and Surrounding Areas

For the past three to four days, Mumbai and its suburbs, Thane, and Palghar in the Konkan region have been experiencing rain. However, Goa, entire Sindhudurg, southern Ratnagiri, and parts of Raigad district have been hit harder by more intense rainfall.

Increased rainfall is expected in the northern Konkan districts starting July 12, according to retired meteorologist Manikrao Khule.

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