PUNE: A well-marked low-pressure area lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move westwards across central India, thereby enhancing the rainfall over Odisha and Chhattisgarh till July 16 and over Maharashtra on July 16 and 17.
The Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over coastal Andhra Pradesh and active over Odisha, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana and Kerala. It has been subdued over Jharkhand and Bihar.
So far, the cumulative rainfall till Sunday morning reported by 340 stations in the plains is 448 centimetres. Normal rainfall for these stations is 450.1 centimetres.
On Sunday, Pune recorded rainfall of around 1.1 mm with many parts of the city experiencing heavy showers. So far, the seasonal rainfall reported in Pune city is 225.4 mm whereas the expected normal rainfall is 227.4 mm. IMD predicted that Pune city will also experience a few spells of rainfall till July 21 with maximum temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius.
Other cities in the State also experienced rainfall on Sunday. According to IMD, heavy rainfall in Konkan and Goa region is expected till July 19. Also, central Maharashtra and Marathwada will experience heavy rainfall till July 19.
Across India, IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand and coastal Andhra Pradesh till July 19. Heavy rain at isolated places are likely over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, coastal Karnataka and Kerala during the same time.