Southwest monsoon to intensify in western India; IMD issues a red alert in Mumbai

The southwest monsoon has been in a strong phase over the Konkan region throughout July. Mumbai surpassed its July rainfall quota halfway through the month, after covering the city two weeks earlier than its usual date. Orange alerts have also been issued for interior Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Kerala. The low-pressure area is also expected to bring heavy rain to Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh as well.