PUNE: Five per cent excess rainfall was recorded till Wednesday across the country, said a press release by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.
Central India, which includes Maharashtra, has got 13 per cent excess rainfall. The average rainfall until this time of the year is 434.2 mm, while the actual rainfall recorded is 488.6 mm. However, till Thursday, Pune recorded 297.1 mm rainfall against 389.4 mm of the seasonal average.
Under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over northeast Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood, heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over entire Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places in east Rajasthan.
Widespread rainfall activity is expected between July 27 and August 2 and isolated heavy rainfall on many days of the week is likely to occur over the Western Himalayan region, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and northeast India.
Fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy rainfall on a few days of the week is likely to occur over plains of northwest India during this coming week.
However, overall rainfall activity is likely to be below normal in India as a whole during this week. Between August 3 and 10, rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over northeastern states, south peninsular India and below normal over the remaining parts of the country.