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Saturday, 20 October 2018

With moderate rainfall recorded around Central India including Maharashtra, India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted that 17.1-millimetre rainfall was recorded in the region between October 11 and 17 taking this week’s rainfall to an excess of 36 percent.

Pune: With moderate rainfall recorded around Central India including Maharashtra, India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted that 17.1-millimetre rainfall was recorded in the region between October 11 and 17 taking this week’s rainfall to an excess of 36 percent.

Overall, the country recorded one per cent deficient normal rainfall during the week in south peninsula and east and northeast India. However, northwest India reported 44 per cent deficient rainfall during the same period.

Between October 1 and 17, the post-monsoon rainfall across the country was 46 per cent deficient. 

In Central India, there was 52 per cent deficient, northwest India reported 72 per cent deficient, southern peninsula reported 24 per cent deficient and east and northeast India reported 54 per cent deficient rainfall during the same time.

On Friday, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 39 degrees Celsius at Bhuj in Saurashtra and Kutch and the lowest minimum temperature recorded was 14.2 degrees Celsius at Mandla in east Madhya Pradesh.
 
The Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Interior Karnataka and active over Rayalaseema.

Rainfall in Maharashtra On Thursday, rainfall in parts of the State was reported in central Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa.

On Friday, IMD reported that the highest maximum temperature in the State was at Jalgaon at 36.4 degrees Celsius and the lowest minimum temperature was at Osmanabad at 15.6 degrees Celsius.

IMD has forecasted that till October 21, there may be rainfall in Konkan and Goa and central Maharashtra. During the same time, Marathwada and Vidarbha will experience dry weather. 
Speaking to Sakal Times, AK Srivastava, Head of Climate Monitoring and Analysis Group, IMD said that the rainfall activity will subside from Friday.

“There was a circulation because of which parts of Maharashtra experienced some rainfall activity on Thursday. However, now that circulation has subdued hence there will be dry weather in the coming days,” said AK Srivastava, Head of Climate Monitoring and Analysis Group of IMD.

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