IMD predicts very heavy rain in Konkan and central Maharashtra

The Modak Sagar dam, one of the seven reservoirs which supply water to Mumbai, started overflowing on Tuesday night following incessant rains in its catchment area

Mumbai rain
Mumbai and neighbouring Thane are likely to witness maximum rainfall intensity on Friday and Saturday.File Photo. PTI

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Konkan and central Maharashtra over the
next four to five days, the India Meteorological Department has said.

Mumbai and neighbouring Thane are likely to witness maximum rainfall intensity on Friday and Saturday, when the Ganesh festival commences, IMD Mumbai centres deputy director
general K S Hosalikar said.

The 10-day Ganesh festival will begin on August 22.

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“With likely formation of low pressure over N Bay on 19 Aug & getting well marked in next 24 hrs & moving westwards;Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat likely to receive widespread RF next 4-5 days with heavy to very heavy RF over Konkan, M Mah more:Mumbai Thane too. 21-22 could be Max;Arrival days of Lord Ganesha,” Hosalikar tweeted late Tuesday night.

The Modak Sagar dam, one of the seven reservoirs which supply water to Mumbai, started overflowing on Tuesday night following incessant rains in its catchment area, a civic
official said.

With good rainfall this month, the seven dams- Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar, Vihar and Tulsi – have 83 per cent water stock, officials said.

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