Rains return to the city after a dry week

ST Correspondent
Monday, 18 June 2018

After playing hide-and-seek for a week, the rains returned to the city on Sunday. With cloudy weather in the morning and light showers by afternoon, pleasant weather greeted Puneites throughout the day.

Pune: After playing hide-and-seek for a week, the rains returned to the city on Sunday. With cloudy weather in the morning and light showers by afternoon, pleasant weather greeted Puneites throughout the day.

Pimple Saudagar, Shivajinagar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nigdi, Kothrud, Mukund Nagar, Katraj and Bhosari witnessed light showers on Sunday. Pune recorded 7.5 mm rainfall on Sunday and 27.9 degrees Celsius day temperature and 22.9 degrees Celsius night temperature on Sunday. 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the coming week will be pleasant with cloudy weather and light showers and day temperature not touching more than 33 degrees Celsius.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Thane, Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Bagdogra. Further advance of southwest monsoon is not likely during the next six to seven days due to the likely prevalence of weak monsoon pattern, informed IMD.

In the State, except for Vidarbha, other parts witnessed rainfall activity on Sunday. The IMD has predicted that in the coming week, heavy rains at isolated places are very likely over south Konkan and Goa till June 19. Also, heavy rains at isolated places are likely over south Konkan and Goa and south-central Maharashtra between June 20 and June 21.

On Sunday, heatwave conditions prevailed at one or two pockets in Bihar. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 43.5 degrees Celsius at Fatehpur in east Uttar Pradesh. The Southwest Monsoon has been active over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and subdued over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and south interior Karnataka.

IMD expects heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places likely over Assam, Meghalaya and heavy rain at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala till June 21.

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