PUNE: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted at isolated places in Vidarbha and central Maharashtra on August 14. Heavy rainfall is also forecast at isolated places in Konkan and Goa.
The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Odisha and active over coastal Karnataka and Kerala. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, west Rajasthan, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, TN and north Karnataka.
According to IMD, the low-pressure area now lies over southern parts of Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and north Odisha and the associated cyclonic circulation. It is likely to become more marked until August 15.
Under the influence of this low-pressure area, widespread rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy rainfall activity with extremely heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over west Madhya Pradesh on August 14 and over east Rajasthan on August 14 and August 15.
Widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls is very likely over Kerala till August 15.
For Pune city, IMD has forecast that light to moderate rain is very likely on August 14. Whereas, light rain is very likely in Pune city till August 16. From August 17 to August 19 there will be very light to light rain in the city as per the prediction of IMD.
For this monsoon season i.e. between June 1 to August 13, Maharashtra has reported 31 per cent excess rainfall.
Marathwada still has 20 per cent rain deficiency, whereas Vidarbha is at one per cent deficiency for the same period. Central Maharashtra is at 72 per cent excess rain and Konkan and Goa are at 44 per cent excess rain.
Rainfall in country
According to IMD, between June 1 to August 13, there was equal to normal rainfall across the country. Central India is now with 14 per cent excess rain. But the East and Northwest region of the country faces 11 per cent rainfall deficiency. The south peninsula has 4 per cent excess rainfall.