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Mumbai: Cyclonic storm Gulab to bring rains to city, adjoining areas; IMD issues yellow alert | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: The IMD Mumbai on Saturday said that a deep depression which intensified into cyclonic storm Gulab over the Bay of Bengal will bring thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rains at isolated places starting from Monday.
A yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar from September 27-29 indicating thunder accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.
IMD scientist Shubhangi Bhute said, that the system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross North Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts by the evening of September 26.
“Under the influence of the above system, few parts of Maharashtra like Vidarbha, Marathwada, and North Madhya Maharashtra are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds from 26, 27 and 28th September. Konkan is likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall ( isolated places )with strong gusty winds,” said Bhute.
Mumbai and its adjoining areas fall under the Konkan region.
The IMD has also issued a warning for fishermen along the North Maharashtra coast as winds reaching up to a speed of 45 -50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph are expected to prevail. Meanwhile on Saturday in the city witnessed dry weather conditions with the IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatory recording no rains. This season so far total rains recorded in the city have been 2984.2 mm which is 824 mm above normal.
Meanwhile, total stocks in the lakes supplying Mumbai’s needs have crossed 99% or 14 lakh million litres.

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