Mumbai Rains Today: Orange alert issued for parts of Maharashtra as heavy rain continues

Heavy rain continues to lash Mumbai’s neighboring Thane and Raigad districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for parts of central Maharashtra on July 8. The state is expected to experience very heavy rainfall over the next five days. Matheran recorded the highest rainfall in India over the past 24 hours with 22 cm.

Several areas in Thane district, including Shahpur, Palghar, and Panvel, experienced flooding on Sunday. The IMD’s alert classifications indicate that a red alert calls for immediate action, while an orange alert signals preparedness. Heavy rain is classified as 64.5 to 115.5 mm, very heavy rain as 115.6 to 204.4 mm, and extremely heavy rain as over 204.4 mm.


The IMD predicts isolated heavy rainfall in Konkan, Goa, and central Maharashtra from July 9-11, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Yanam on July 7, Gujarat Region on July 7 and 9, Kerala and Mahe on July 7 and 8, Telangana on July 8 and 9, Coastal Karnataka on July 9, North Interior Karnataka on July 7 and 10, and South Interior Karnataka on July 8 and 10. Isolated very heavy rainfall is likely over South Interior Karnataka on July 7, the Ghat areas of central Maharashtra on July 7 and 8, Konkan and Goa on July 8, and Coastal Karnataka on July 7, 8, 10, and 11. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is expected over Konkan and Goa on July 7.