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Maharashtra on Orange, Yellow Alert

IMD has issued an alert for Maharashtra. There is an orange alert for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Pune districts till July 21 for heavy to very heavy rainfall. A ‘Yellow’ alert is issued in Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Satara, Aurangabad, Jalna, Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal. According to IMD there could be water logging in most parts of low-lying areas and riverbanks because of the heavy rainfall activity. There could be disruption to road, rail, air and ferry transport. Major roads and local trains are seen to be affected. The IMD has advised fishermen to not venture into the sea in the area of North Konkan from 17th to 21st July. There are also predictions of damage to crops due to water inundation. Therefore, the farmers are advised to provide drainage channels to remove excess water from their fields. They are further advised to postpone fertiliser applications and spraying pesticides.The weather office further suggests farmers to keep farm animals indoors during thunderstorms and lightning periods.

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