IMD issues 'red' alert to Pune district for next 24 hours

PUNE: Monsoon has once again become active in Maharashtra. The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a Red Alert to many districts in the state, including Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Konkan for the next 24 hours. 

Pune has been witnessing light to moderate rainfall in the last 24 hours, however, chances of heavy rainfall cannot be denied, therefore IMD has warned Puneites to exercise caution. 

A cyclonic wind condition is prevailing near the coast of Bengal, Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh, where the low pressure belt has turned into a depression. As a result, the rainfall is expected to continue for the next four days.

Since there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rain in some districts, including Mumbai. The IMD has issued an Orange Alert in Mumbai till August 10.

In a series of tweets, KS Hosalikar, official, IMD tweeted: "Monsoon is likely to be vigorous over parts of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra as a five-day severe weather warning has been issued for Maharashtra."

In another tweet, he said, "Pune recorded widespread light to moderate rains in the past 24 hours. Warnings for severe weather alerts for Pune and Madhya Maharashtra for three to four days."

Heavy rainfall can impact uprooting of roadside trees, a threat for water logging/ innundation in low lying areas, roads may get slippery and getting damaged, potholes are likely to form. 

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