The Union Government has warned Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and
Gujarat that heavy rainfall this week may lead to “flash floods” and swelling
of rivers originating in the Western Ghats. The ports in the West Coast from
Cochin to Kandla may go out of action during the next two days when the south
west monsoon strikes the coast.
The ports likely to be affected are Cochin, New Mangalore, Goa, JNPT,
Mumbai, the private ports in Gujarat including Mundhra Pipavava and Kandla.
A forecast by India Meteorological Department
indicates that “heavy to very heavy rainfall” is likely at a few places and
“extremely heavy fall” at isolated places over Konkan and Goa, central
Maharashtra from June 7-12, the ministry of water resources said in an
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall” is likely over
coastal Karnataka tomorrow and throughout the state between June 9 and June 11,
and at isolated places over Kerala on June 9-10.
There is a possibility of rise in water levels in
river basins between Tapi and Tadri, Godavari and its tributaries near the west
coast, Krishna and its tributaries near the west coast, Cauvery and its
tributaries near the west coast and in rivers between Tadri and Kanyakumari, it
Due to very heavy rainfall forecast in Mumbai and
advance of the southwest monsoon causing tidal waves, there is a likelihood of
a few areas of the metropolis being inundated.
“Rivers having source in Western Ghats and
flowing into Arabian Sea may witness flash floods in association with the
forecast rainfall. Since most of the rivers are dry, necessary precautions to
control the activities along the riverbed may be taken as (water) flow may
increase suddenly drowning men and materials,” the advisory warned.
The Damanganga river and its tributaries are
expected to rise in Nashik district of Maharashtra, Valsad district of Gujarat
and Daman district in Daman and Diu, it said.
The Godavari river is likely to rise in upstream
reaches in Nashik, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad districts.
The Krishna river and its tributaries are likely
to rise in Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Sholapur districts in Maharashtra
and Bagalkote, Vijayapura and Kalaburagi areas in Karnataka. The Chikmagaluru,
Shivamogga and Bellary districts in Karnataka may also see swelling of
Rivers flowing west into the Arabian Sea, south
of Tapi in Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka are also likely to rise and inundate
areas in Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra and
in Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts in Karnataka.
The Cauvery River and its tributaries in Kodagu,
Chikmagaluru, Hassan and Mysuru districts of Karnataka and Wynad district of
Kerala are likely to rise following the predicted rainfall.