Pune: Between June 1 and June 11, the entire country has witnessed 19 per cent excess rainfall. During the same time, Maharashtra witnessed 114 per cent excess rainfall. Though in the coming week, the rainfall activity will be reduced. So far, Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha have witnessed excess rainfall according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As the southwest monsoon was still in Kerala, from June 1 to June 6, Maharashtra experienced 52 per cent excess rainfall with 29.9 mm rainfall. Normal rainfall expected this time is 19.7 mm. According to the data furnished by IMD, between June 1 to June 12, excess rainfall was witnessed in the State with 114 per cent rainfall with 103.6 mm rainfall. Normal rainfall for this time period is 48.4 mm.
Similarly, in Konkan and Goa, 100 per cent excess rainfall was recorded with 305.2 mm rainfall against the normal of 152.4 mm. In central Maharashtra however, only 29 per cent excess rainfall was recorded with 54.4 mm of rain in 12 days of June. Normal rainfall activity amounts to 42.2 mm rainfall.
In good news for Marathwada, the drought-prone region of the State, the first 12 days of June recorded 113.8 mm rainfall against the normal expected rainfall of 42.2 mm i.e. 168 per cent excess rainfall.
In Vidarbha, 220 per cent excess rainfall was recorded from June 1 to June 12. The recorded rainfall was 97.3 mm against the expected rainfall of 30.4 mm. Pune district witnessed 17 per cent excess rainfall with 54.3 mm recorded over these 12 days.
SOUTH WEST Monsoon’s progress
The southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal, some parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, remaining parts of northwest Bay of Bengal, entire Arunachal Pradesh and most parts of Assam, Meghalaya and of Sikkim.
The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Thane (including Mumbai), Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra.
No further advance likely during the next week due to the weakening of monsoon flow except over eastern parts of India.
Widespread rainfall activity was observed over Northeastern states and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall with more than 204.4 mm rainfall at isolated places on Tuesday.