The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday afternoon announced the arrival of southwest monsoon in Maharashtra with its onset over Harnai in Ratnagiri and Solapur districts.The IMD also forcast heavy rainfall in some parts of Maharashtra in the next 48 hours.
According to IMD’s district forecast and warnings, Mumbai, Thane and Palghar are very likely to receive thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds with speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph at isolated places, on Friday.
As per information, with north westward movement of the low pressure system, enhanced rainfall activity is expected over the west coast including Mumbai, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha during the next two to three days. Monsoon has also arrived in Odisha. The coastal districts of the state received heavy rainfall. Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Assam also received heavy rain.IMD also predicted that this year the country will witness abundant rainfall between June and September.