Maharashtra to get more ‘heavy rains’ in the next four days, says IMD

Pune Municipal Corporation volunteers rescue residents from the flooded area of Vishranwadi near Pune.Photo) (

  • Heavy rainfall will continue for the next five days in Pune.
  • Heavy rainfall killed at least seven people in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar district.
  • All the schools, colleges, and other institutions are shut on Monday.
Heavy rainfall has killed at least seven people in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts of Maharashtra. A few millions have been stranded due to heavy rains across the state.

But that is not the end of it.

According to the weather forecast, heavy rainfalls will continue for the next five days in Pune. All the schools, colleges, and other institutions were shut on Monday, by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Most of Mumbai suburbs like Kalyan and Dombivili remained floor with heavy water seepage.

Pune’s ghats too will expect heavy to very heavy rains in the next five days, as per forecasts. The city itself will see moderate to heavy rains in isolated areas. “From tomorrow onwards, for Pune city, light to moderate rain is expected over the next two to three days," said Anupam Kashyap, head, weather department, IMD.



For the last two days, rains continued to clobber vast stretches of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. The National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) deployed its forces for rescue operations.

Stranded Life


Mumbai, Konkan and other districts like Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, have been witnessing torrential downpour virtually non-stop since July 25, affecting routine life.

Disrupted train services left thousands of outstation passengers stranded at various stations in Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar.

Heavy rains also washed away a portion of a bridge on Pinjal River in Palghar on Sunday morning, bringing traffic to a complete halt. There were no casualties.

“The reason for these showers can be attributed to the offshore Trough extending from Gujarat Coast up to Kerala Coast”, quoted SkyMet.
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