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IMD issues five-day heavy rainfall warning for Konkan, Goa, Coastal Karnataka

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an official notice stating that heavy rainfall is expected for the next five days over Konkan, and Coastal Karnataka, while the same is expected over Madhya for four days.

"The current weather analysis and numerical model prediction suggests widespread rainfall activity most likely to occur over Konkan and and Coastal for next five days and over Madhya for next four days and decrease thereafter," an official release stated.

The warning has been issued for September 17 to 20, stating that "Heavy to very heavy rainfall" can occur at isolated places very likely over Coastal and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Konkan, and Madhya

The warning comes after an upper air cyclonic circulation was detected over south Madhya Maharashtra and its neighbouring areas between 2.1km and 4.5 km above mean sea level. Another upper air cyclonic circulation lies over north and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal at lower levels and a trough extend from this circulation to south Gujarat at lower levels, the release stated.

Meanwhile, an east-west shear zone runs roughly along latitude 14.0 degrees North between 5.8 and 7.6 km above mean sea level, the release added.

No warning has been issued for September 21 so far.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 20:32 IST