IMD predicts heavy rainfall

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 11 June 2017

The south-west Monsoon has been active over coastal Karnataka while it has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, reported the Pune-based India Meteorological Department (IMD). So far, cumulative rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 356 stations in the plains is 309.1 centimetres whereas the normal rainfall for these 356 stations is 208.8 centimetres.

PUNE: The south-west Monsoon has been active over coastal Karnataka while it has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, reported the Pune-based India Meteorological Department (IMD). So far, cumulative rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 356 stations in the plains is 309.1 centimetres whereas the normal rainfall for these 356 stations is 208.8 centimetres.

In Maharashtra, Ratnagiri witnessed 132.9 mm rainfall between Friday-Saturday. Along with this, cities like Mumbai, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Panjim and Bhira also witnessed rainfall late on Friday night and Saturday morning.

IMD also mentioned that favourable conditions are developing for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra, interior Karnataka, some parts of Telangana and some more parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, central and north Bay of Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya and some parts of West Bengal and Sikkim during next 48 hours.

According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain at isolated places is very likely over Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha on June 11. On June 12, heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places is very likely over Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa on June 13 and 14.

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