Pune records more than normal seasonal rainfall

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Receives 197.2 mm rainfall between June 1 & July 9

PUNE: After Puneites experienced an entire day of light as well as heavy showers in different pockets of the city, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted that on Monday alone, Pune recorded four millimetre rainfall. What comes as good news for the city is that seasonal rainfall from June 1 to July 9 has been 197.2 millimetre, which is more than the normal rainfall of 193.5 millimetre.

Many parts of the State have reported heavy rainfall in the past 36 hours. According to the IMD, Konkan and Goa region between June 1 and July 9 have received 47 per cent excess rainfall followed by Vidarbha, which has 32 per cent excess rainfall. Marathwada has received 22 per cent excess rainfall and central Maharashtra has received 8 per cent excess rainfall in the same time.

On Monday, Mumbai recorded 105 mm rainfall while Alibagh recorded 46 mm of rainfall. In Vidarbha, Yavatmal recorded 27 mm and Akola recorded 10 mm of rainfall. In central Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar recorded 59 mm rainfall.

Till July 13, IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Konkan and Goa region and central Maharashtra. Pune city is likely to experience one or two spells of rain till July 15 with maximum temperature touching 30 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature around 22 degrees Celsius.

The Met department on Monday noted that the southwest monsoon has been active over Maharashtra and Goa states, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. It has been subdued over Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Saurashtra and Kutch.

Total rainfall reported from 352 stations between Sunday evening and Monday evening over the plains was 366.1 centimetre.

According to the IMD, heavy to very heavy rain at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places are very likely over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, south Gujarat region and coastal Karnataka till July 13. 

Also, heavy rain at isolated places are likely over Odisha, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, east Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra, Chhattisgarh, south interior Karnataka and Kerala during the same time.

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