Pune: According to the India Meterological Department (IMD), conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon over the remaining parts of Assam, some more parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and some parts of south Gujarat, Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
Conditions have also become favourable for pre-monsoon thunderstorm activity over parts of northwest India from June 27 onwards. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Bulsar, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra.
On Saturday, many cities and towns in the State experienced rainfall. IMD has predicted that till June 27, Konkan and Goa and Vidrabha regions may experience good rainfall.
After the subdued activity of the southwest monsoon in the last week, rainfall recorded across the country between June 14 to June 20 was 39 per cent below Long Period Average (LPA) noted IMD. Data also suggests that northwest part of the country witnessed 15 per cent deficient rainfall whereas parts of central India witnessed 72 per cent deficient rainfall. Parts of south peninsula recorded 26 per cent deficient rainfall and east and northeastern parts of the country recorded 20 per cent deficient rainfall in the same time. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana and has been subdued over Tamil Nadu and coastal Karnataka.
Warmer days ahead in city
- On Saturday, Pune city witnessed a warmer day with the average day temperature reported to be 29.6 degrees Celsius with cloudy skies by the evening.
- IMD has forecast that the weather in the city will be cloudy in the coming week with the average day temperature going up to 33 degrees Celsius.