Light to average rainfall exercise forecast over Western Maharashtra, yellow alert issued for Mumbai

Winter chill over western Maharashtra will return solely in December because the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast mild to average rainfall exercise over the area this week.

Northern elements of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra are bracing for some average rainfall and thunderstorms until December 2, the IMD stated.

The Met division has issued a “yellow” alert for November 30-December 2 over Palghar, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Pune and Satara districts.

The IMD, on Sunday, additionally warned of heavy rainfall primarily over south Gujarat and adjoining north Maharashtra areas together with six states in central and north India from Tuesday to December 2.

This will probably be beneath the affect of a recent western disturbance approaching north India, it added.

This week, prevalence of moisture as a consequence of interactions between the approaching western disturbances and the prevailing easterly winds will result in moisture incursion over Maharashtra.

“Associated strong winds and presence of moisture will cause thunderstorms and rainfall over north Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan regions till December 2,” stated Anupam Kashyapi, head, climate forecasting division, IMD, Pune.

In view of the creating climate circumstances and rain later this week, the Agriculture Meteorology division of the IMD has suggested farmers, primarily these cultivating rice and groundnut in Pune and Kolhapur districts, respectively, to finish the harvest work and retailer the produce in protected locations.

So far, Maharashtra has recorded regular rainfall in November.

After a slight drop within the minimal temperatures reported through the week, with Shivajinagar on Sunday recording 13.eight levels, the week forward is forecast to be heat. Pune’s day temperature, too, fell and windy circumstances made it a cool day on Sunday at the same time as Nagpur (12.four levels) remained the coldest metropolis in Maharashtra.

Once once more, cloudy sky circumstances would return over elements of Pune and neighbourhood areas and prevail until December 2. During this era, the minimal temperatures will keep marginally above regular.

“The minimum temperatures over Pune will fall after December 3,” stated Kashyapi. Meanwhile, dry climate will prevail over most of Marathwada and whole Vidarbha this week.

Elaborating on climate circumstances forecast in Gujarat, north Maharashtra and different districts, an IMD official stated, “A deep trough associated with the passing active western disturbance will interact with the moist easterly winds. As a result, there will be high moisture incursion, causing thunderstorms over Gujarat, north Maharashtra, south Rajasthan, and west Madhya Pradesh till December 2,” an IMD official stated.

Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad, Anand, Bharuch, Panchmahal, Dahod, Chhota Udepur, Surat, Tapi, Dang, Navsari and Valsad districts of Gujarat stay on “yellow” alert for Tuesday and “orange” alert for Thursday.

This approaching energetic western disturbance shall additional have an effect on north Konkan, west Madhya Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday with extra extreme climate probably over these states on Thursday. Snowfall and rainfall with lightning and thunder will have an effect on Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on December 1 and a couple of.

Down south, the Met division has stated that only-light depth rain will prevail over Yanam (Andhra Pradesh), Puducherry and Tamil Nadu until Monday. Even although cyclonic circulation would stay over the Comorin area and Sri Lankan coast, the continuing moist spell over Tamil Nadu is ready to lower after Monday. In November, Tamil Nadu recorded 124 per cent extra rainfall.

Meanwhile, a recent low-pressure system is more likely to develop over the Andaman Sea by Tuesday. This system is anticipated to accentuate right into a melancholy because it strikes west-northwestwards later within the week.

“Under its influence, rainfall over Andaman and Nicobar islands, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha will increase from Friday,” IMD’s newest forecast report stated.