Pune: After four days of rainfall across the State, which severely disrupted normal life, citizens can now breathe a sigh of relief as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that in the coming days Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha may receive very little rain. However, rainfall is further indicated at many places in Konkan and Goa.
As of Thursday, IMD said the monsoon has been vigorous over Konkan and Goa, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It has also been active over Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Assam, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh and coastal Karnataka.
However, it has been subdued over Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, west Rajasthan, Saurashtra and Kutch, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and interior Karnataka.
Due to heavy rainfall till late Wednesday night in central India, 351 stations reported 329.5 centimetres of rainfall against the normal rainfall of 202.7 centimetres. So far since June 1, Pune has experienced 678.2 mm rainfall.
For the country as a whole, the IMD has forecast heavy rains in southern as well as Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and east Uttar Pradesh till September 25. Isolated to scattered rains are likely over rest of the country.