Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and north coastal Odisha and the system is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours. Also, strengthening of the monsoon current with the formation of the above system is likely to cause fairly widespread rainfall activity over coastal as well as interior parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka during the next three days.
IMD has further predicted that heavy rain at isolated places are very likely over west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry till August 30.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Jharkhand and active over Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Maharashtra. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Kerala.
With widespread rainfall across various interior parts of Maharashtra, IMD has further predicted that more rainfall is expected in the coming days.
IMD has forecast that till August 30, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha are expected to get heavy to moderate rainfall.
According to the data furnished by IMD, between June 1 to August 22, there was six per cent excess rainfall.
Total rainfall reported across the State is 836.4 millimetre against the normal rainfall of 788.2 millimetre.
Also, for Pune, there seems to be no immediate respite until September 1. According to IMD, the city will further experience cloudy weather and a few spells of rainfall with moderate temperature during day and night time.
Since June 1, Pune has received 401.9 millimetre rainfall till date.