Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the ongoing heavy rain spell is likely to reduce in intensity from Monday onwards along the west coast.
So far, the Southwest Monsoon has advanced into some more parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, most parts of northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal and some more parts of Assam and Meghalaya.
On Monday morning, widespread rainfall activity was observed over Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at some places.
In most parts of Pune, Monday afternoon was cloudy and a little hot.
Pune also witnessed light showers dispersed across the city on Monday. As a result, Pune recorded 0.6 mm rainfall.
Though the rainfall activity along the west coast will reduce in the coming days, the IMD has forecasted that rainfall, along with thunderstorm with gusty winds, may occur in some parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha and central Maharashtra in the coming few days.
The IMD also forecasted that Pune will witness day temperature around 35 degrees Celsius and night temperature around 23 degrees Celsius with cloudy skies in the coming days this week.
Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of Odisha, remaining parts of northwest Bay of Bengal and northeastern states and some parts of West Bengal and Sikkim in next two days.
However, thereafter no further advance is likely during next one week due to the probable weakening of the monsoon flow, said the IMD in an official release on Monday.
The IMD on Monday recorded a total rainfall of 237.9 cm in the plains for 352 stations. Normal rainfall for these stations is 223.8 cm.