Sudden rain brings cheer to Puneites

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 2 June 2018

Pune: After blazing summer this season, Pune finally got a relief after 
heavy pre-monsoon showers on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune recorded 25 millimetre rainfall on Friday.

Mahabaleshwar reported 13 mm rainfall, Santacruz reported 0.3 mm and Nagpur reported 0.6 mm rainfall on Friday. Also showers in Aurangabad, Nashik and Karjat were reported.

Pune: After blazing summer this season, Pune finally got a relief after 
heavy pre-monsoon showers on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune recorded 25 millimetre rainfall on Friday.

Mahabaleshwar reported 13 mm rainfall, Santacruz reported 0.3 mm and Nagpur reported 0.6 mm rainfall on Friday. Also showers in Aurangabad, Nashik and Karjat were reported.

As reported by IMD, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Mizoram and Manipur. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Shirali, Hassan, Mysuru, Kodaikanal, Tuticorin and Aizwal.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of north eastern states, south Peninsula during coming two days with the likely development of favourable circulation features and strengthening of cross-equatorial winds.

For Maharashtra, IMD has predicted rainfall followed by thundershowers in Konkan and Goa region, central Maharashtra and parts of Marathwada till June 5.

Across the country, on Friday, severe heatwave conditions prevailed at one or two pockets over west Rajasthan while heatwave conditions prevailed in some parts of west Rajasthan. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 48.1 degrees Celsius at Ganganagar in west Rajasthan. IMD also reported that total rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 342 stations in the plains is 81.9 centimetres. Normal for these 342 stations is 132.6 centimetres.

Power supply disrupted, trees fall in many areas
- Due to heavy rainfall in the city, power supply in Keshavnagar, Nahre, Dhayri, Shastrinagar, Navi Peth and Dighi was disrupted for a while and it was restored later. 
- Hailstorm was reported in some areas of Pimpri and Chinchwad. 
- Fire brigade emergency number received calls from Aundh, MSEB Colony and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Model Colony where tree branches fell on parked cars. Tree felling incidents were reported in Model Colony, Senapati Bapat Road and Nagar Road.

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