Met predicts heavy rainfall in Maharashtra till Aug 25

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Pune also experienced a cloudy day on Monday followed by continuous to moderate rainfall in its various parts. However, Puneites will not get respite from the gloomy weather as moderate rainfall will continue in the city till August 27. 

Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall will continue in the State till August 25. In the past few days, heavy rain occurred in Vidarbha and Telangana while very heavy rain was reported in Konkan and Goa, Marathwada and other parts of the country.

The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over west Madhya Pradesh, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Telangana and active over Jharkhand, east Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, Konkan and Goa and Chhattisgarh. It has been subdued over Haryana, west Rajasthan, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.

The IMD on Tuesday said very heavy rain occurred in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region and at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, east Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, central Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka.

The IMD said total rainfall for the last 24 hours (till Monday morning) reported by 349 stations in the plains is 471.2 cm, while normal for these stations is 358 cm.

The IMD’s weather forecast for the country is heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand till August 24. Heavy rain at isolated places is likely over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh till August 24.

Rain is very likely at most places over Konkan and Goa and at a few places over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha till August 25.

Weather in the city
Pune also experienced a cloudy day on Monday followed by continuous to moderate rainfall in its various parts. However, Puneites will not get respite from the gloomy weather as moderate rainfall will continue in the city till August 27. 

Rainfall in State
 On Monday, Pune reported 6 mm rainfall.
 Five people lost their lives in Nagpur district due to the flood-like situation.
 Akola is also facing a flood-like situation.
 Four people died in flood in Nanded district.
 Heavy rainfall in Parbhani district as well.
 Excess rainfall in Aurangabad district as well.
 Flood-like situation at Godavari River in Nashik.
 Flood-like situation in Tapi River in Jalgaon district as well.

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