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Maharashtra: IMD issued orange alert for Mumbai and adjoining districts Palghar, Thane and Raigad

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The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Mumbai and adjoining districts Palghar, Thane and Raigad. The IMD has sounded a red alert indicating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall for Pune, Satara and Ratnagiri.

In view of the weather situation concerned districts authorities have declared a holiday today for all the schools, colleges and educational institutes in Mumbai.

Incessant heavy rain lashed Mumbai yesterday, slowing down road traffic but services of suburban trains remained normal with slight delays. Several areas, including Fort, Colaba, Nariman Point, Elphinstone Road, Grant Road, and suburbs including Andheri, Marol, Jogeshwari, and Goregaon received more than 100 mm of rainfall yesterday.
The Colaba observatory of IMD recorded 124.8 mm of rainfall in 12 hours ending at 8:30 pm and the Santacruz observatory 124 mm rainfall during the same period in Mumbai suburbs.

Heavy rain in Mumbai on Wednesday set a new July rain record, with the total reaching 1,557. 8mm, surpassing the 1,502. 6mm set in July 2020. The Tansa and Vihar lakes, the key sources of potable water for Mumbai, started overflowing yesterday.

Meanwhile, at least seven persons including four women died due to lightning in parts of Maharashtra including Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in the last 24 hours.

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