Maharashtra: Expect rain, thunder, gusty winds today | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The city and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad can expect thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places on Saturday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD issued a yellow alert for the districts.
The IMD has forecast that Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar are very likely to see winds of 30-40kmph on Saturday. The warning continues to remain in place for Sunday in Thane and Raigad. A green alert-rain/thunder showers-is issued for Sunday in Mumbai and Palghar.
“Owing to the easterly winds, there is a possibility of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and moderate to intense spells of rainfall over parts of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra over the next two or three days,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD.
As the monsoon has begun its withdrawal from Rajasthan, the IMD has forecast that the monsoon would withdraw over the city and state between October 9 and 15.

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