On Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for Konkan as Monsoon has entered Maharashtra and may cover the whole state by June 15. In a statement the IMD said that from heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the various regions of the state. The weather department also issued an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall.
Anupam Kashyapi, Head of the Weather Department, IMD Pune said, “The monsoon has reached Solapur today via Goa. An orange alert has been issued in the Konkan district. Whereas Goa and Madhya Maharashtra are expected to get widespread rain and heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 2-3 days.”
“From tomorrow onwards heavy rainfall is expected in ghat areas of Pune. Monsoon is expected to be cover the state by 15 June,” he added.