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Weather agency issues red alert for Mumbai in next 48 hours

[Edited By: Gaurav]

Saturday, 3rd August , 2019 12:29 pm

 The meteorological service expects intense rainfall in Mumbai for four to six hours, the city's police department has warned citizens.

As several roads were waterlogged by the rain all night, the Mumbai Police Department issued a notice asking citizens not to venture out except when absolutely necessary.

"According to the weather forecast, heavy rains are likely to continue in the next 4 hours and heavy to very heavy rains in the next 24 hours.We ask Mumbaikars to take appropriate precautions and ensure safety. 100 in case of emergency, "Mumbai police said on Twitter.

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Mumbai and its adjacent areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next two days, the Indian Meteorological Department said Tuesday.

The weather forecast agency also predicted heavy rainfall in isolated locations over Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland.

In Himachal Pradesh, light to moderate rains and very likely storms will occur in Kullu, Mandi, Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Solan and Shimla districts over the next three hours, IMD added.

In addition, in northeastern Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, heavy rains are likely to occur later in the day.

Strong winds, with speeds of up to 40-50 km / h, are likely to prevail over the northern Arabian Sea, the central and southwestern Arabian Sea.

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The weather should prevail on the coast of Gujarat.

The organization advised fishermen not to venture into the sea in the next few days.

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