Monsoon Update: Decrease in rainfall across Maharashtra

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 8 July 2017

Pune: Despite the prediction of rain in the city and over the State by Pune-based Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), many regions in the State have witnessed a lull in rainfall in the past one week.

According to the data given by IMD, few spells of showers were recorded in the State at Mahabaleshwar with 0.2 millimeter rainfall, Alibagh with 0.1 millimeter and Dhanu with 0.6 millimeter rainfall. No other part of the State recorded any substantial rainfall.

Pune: Despite the prediction of rain in the city and over the State by Pune-based Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), many regions in the State have witnessed a lull in rainfall in the past one week.

According to the data given by IMD, few spells of showers were recorded in the State at Mahabaleshwar with 0.2 millimeter rainfall, Alibagh with 0.1 millimeter and Dhanu with 0.6 millimeter rainfall. No other part of the State recorded any substantial rainfall.

Pune has also seen a decrease in rainfall over last few days. While some parts received only a few minutes of light shower during the day, many parts are still dry. The city recorded the maximum temperature as 31.3 degree Celsius and minimum of 22.6 degree Celsius on Saturday.
The overall temperature in the State has risen and on Saturday, Osmanabad recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state with 42.9 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature in the state was recorded 17.2 degree Celsius at Mahabaleshwar.

IMD officials have mentioned that light showers are likely over the State from July 9 onwards, for a week, across Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada along with at some places in Vidarbha.

Nation-wide forecast
- The IMD has forecasted that till July 15 rainfall is very likely at most places along over central, east, northeast India, northwest India and along West Coast in the country.
- Till Saturday, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Barmer, Sikar, Sonipat, Shimla, Una and Jammu.
- Favourable conditions are likely to develop for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Haryana and some parts of Punjab during next three days.

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