The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted rainfall over Maharashtra and north Konkan, with Mumbai and Ratnagiri likely to be the worst hit. The IMD tweeted its forecast, saying that “fairly widespread/widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall" is likely over Gujarat, north Madhya Maharashtra and north Konkan on December 1, while isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Gujarat and north Madhya Maharashtra on December 2.
i) Fairly widespread/widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Gujarat Region, north Madhya Maharashtra and north Konkan on 01st December and isolated heavy rainfall over Gujarat Region and north Madhya Maharashtra on 02nd December. pic.twitter.com/nyC2lSG3Ms— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) November 30, 2021
Skymet weather forecasting services have also predicted rainfall all along the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Dahanu.
Besides, a cyclonic storm is likely to hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Saturday morning, the IMD said on Tuesday. It said a low-pressure layover in south Thailand and its neighbourhood at 8:30 am. It is likely to emerge into the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours.
"Thereafter, it is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over the southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal by December 2 and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours," an IMD statement said.
Thereafter, it is likely to move northwestwards, intensify further and reach north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha coasts around December 4 morning.
The Met office predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Odisha and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over adjoining interior districts of Odisha, coastal districts of West Bengal and north coastal Andhra Pradesh.
"It is likely that the northeastern states also experience enhanced rainfall activity on December 5-6, with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall owing to the likely northeastward movement of the remnant of the system during the same period," it said.
(With PTI inputs)