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Extremely Heavy Rain Predicted in Coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka on Friday, Goa Issues Red Alert

The IMD Goa, in the meantime, has issued a crimson alert for Thursday. (Representational)

Mumbai: 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday put out a crimson alert, forecasting “extraordinarily heavy rainfall” over the coastal Konkan and Goa in addition to coastal Karnataka for Friday.

Precipitation of 204.5 mm or extra inside 24 hours is taken into account as extraordinarily heavy rainfall.

The Met division’s Mumbai Centre issued the advisory for Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka after the indicators of intensification of cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea.

The IMD Goa, in the meantime, has issued a crimson alert for Thursday.

“A cyclonic circulation has already introduced rains into central elements of Maharashtra together with Marathwada area in addition to in western Maharashtra and Konkan in final some days. The scenario is escalating additional as it could focus right into a “depression” during next 24 hours in the Arabian Sea,” mentioned an official of IMD, Mumbai.

“A red alert, which means the area would receive extremely heavy rainfall, has been issued for Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Other areas would receive comparatively less intense showers on Thursday and Friday,” he mentioned.

An official of the Maharashtra State Disaster Management Cell mentioned they’d alerted district catastrophe administration our bodies of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, asking them to undertake essential steps to face heavy downpour.

In Goa, the native IMD centre issued a crimson alert for Thursday.

In a press assertion issued on Wednesday, IMD Goa suggested individuals to remain indoors and requested fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean because of tough climate circumstances.

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