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  Metros   Mumbai  21 Sep 2017  Six dead due to downpour in Maharashtra

Six dead due to downpour in Maharashtra

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 21, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Updated : Sep 21, 2017, 2:00 am IST

The IMD has further predicted that Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Palghar would receive heavy rainfall.

Water enters a home in Thane as heavy rains lash the city. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 Water enters a home in Thane as heavy rains lash the city. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: Six persons, three each on Tuesday and Wednesday, died in the state due to heavy rains and a few regions are on high alert for the next 24 hours. Not only Mumbai, but Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Palghar received heavy rainfall on Wednesday. There is an alert for north Maharashtra for the next day.  “Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri reported one death each today. In the afternoon, the forecast has sent alert to north Maharashtra where heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected. Today, Mumbai, Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Palghar received heavy rainfall in the state,” Rajiv Nivatkar, director of the State disaster management cell said.

According to the Indian Metrological Department, Palghar received 218.6 mm rainfall on Wednesday, Raigad - 152 mm, Ratnagiri - 112mm, Thane - 152 mm and Sindhudurg - 82 mm. In the rest of the state, very moderate rainfall was witnessed.

The IMD has further predicted that Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Palghar would receive heavy rainfall.

“South-west monsoon was vigorous over south Konkan-Goa and active over south central Maharashtra. The cyclonic circulation over north Madhya Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat region and north Konkan persists and is now seen between 3.1 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level. A trough extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level runs from the above system to Konkan across Vidarbha and Marathwada,” the IMD said.  

Heavy rains in state has brought smile on the face of state’s officials in the irrigation department. Almost all dams in state are either full or about to get full very soon.

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