Mumbai: An ‘orange’ alert, with a warning of heavy rainfall and strong winds, has been declared for the next five days over Mumbai and the west coast of Maharashtra by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD of ficial KS Hosalikar said that active monsoon conditions will prevail over the central and west coast this week.

“An orange alert has been declared as a monsoon trough is currently active in this area, resulting in strong winds.”

He said there is a forecast of torrential rains in Mumbai, Thane and surrounding areas.

“Everyone should refer to the ‘Nowcast warnings’ section which is updated on the IMD website every three hours,” he added.

Hosalikar also suggested keeping a tab on Impact Based Forecast (IBF) and Mumbai Flood Warning System IFLOWS.

Meanwhile, there is a ‘red’ alert for Madhya Pradesh for the next five days, while isolated heavy rainfall is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi on July 7-8; West Uttar Pradesh on July 6; East Rajasthan from July 4-8, and West Rajasthan from July 5-8.

On Monday, the minimum temperature recorded in Santacruz was 25.2 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 32.2 deg rees Celsius, with relative humidity was 92 per cent.

Colaba, meanwhile, experienced a minimum of 24.9 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 31.4 degrees Celsius with a relative humidity of 92 per cent.

As per data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), on Monday, due to high-speed winds, Mumbai recorded a good Air Quality Index (AQI) of 26, while other cities like Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad recorded an AQI of 44 , 33, and 24, respectively.

The lower the AQI value, the cleaner the air, while a higher AQI indicates heavier air pollution and health concerns.

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