IMD issues red alert for Mumbai says conditions favourable for heavy showers

  • | Wednesday | 21st July, 2021

Earlier the MeT office had sounded an 'orange alert' but it is now been changed to 'red alert' because of 'favourable synoptic conditions'People make their way through a waterlogged street after heavy rainfall in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)Mumbai: The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD issued a 'red alert' for Mumbai predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the country's financial capital on Wednesday. Earlier the MeT office had sounded an 'orange alert' but it is now been changed to 'red alert' for Wednesday because of the "favourable synoptic conditions" Dr Jayant Sarkar head of the Regional Meteorological Centre here said. "There are two favourable synoptic situations for heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai today and in the next few days. A 'red' alert stands for "warning" and asks authorities to "take action".

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