Mumbai, September 8: As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he is constantly monitoring the weather situation in parts of the state. Fadnavis has also requested Karnataka to release water from Almatti dam to avoid flood like situation in Kolhapur. According to a tweet by ANI, the discharge from Almatti increased to 2,20,000 cusecs from 1,70,000 cusecs.
The backwaters of Almatti dam fall in Maharashtra. In August, when Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara were reeling under severe floods, Fadnavis had asked his Karnataka counterpart BS Yediyurappa to increase the water discharge to 500,000 cusecs. The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday districts of Palghar, Raigad and Thane. Heavy rainfall likely at isolated places in districts of Mumbai. Maharashtra Rains: Gadchiroli Faces Flood-Like Situation Following Heavy Rainfall, IMD Issues Red Alert.
Here's the tweet:
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis constantly monitoring situation in view of heavy rains in parts of the state; requests Karnataka to release water from Almatti dam to avoid flood like situation in Kolhapur. Discharge from Almatti increased to 2,20,000 cusecs from 1,70,000 cusecs pic.twitter.com/iqet1mIM5B
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2019
Earlier in the day, news agency ANI informed that Gadchiroli has been facing a flood-like situation following heavy rainfall in the region. The weather agency has predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra in the coming days. The IMD has predicted that extremely heavy rainfall is likely to hit the central and southern parts of the country on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a red alert in several districts.
According to private agency Skymet Weather, several parts of Maharashtra have recorded more than 100 mm rain in just 24 hours till Sunday. It added saying that Pune and Mumbai will continue to receive heavy rainfall. The rain activity has gained momentum in Maharashtra and its neighbouring nations since the last few days. The state has been witnessing active monsoon in many parts of Konkan and Goa and Vidarbha during the last 24 hours. In its weather bulletin, the IMD has also issued a red alert for parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana.