Maharashtra: 13 areas in Konkan records triple-digit rainfall

ST Staff
Sunday, 5 July 2020

The intensity of rain gradually increased in Pune during the evening. On Saturday, Shivajinagar received around 3mm rain starting from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, while 0.44mm rain was recorded in Lohegaon.

In a span of 24 hours, triple-digit showers have been recorded in 13 locations in Konkan district till Saturday morning, which was followed by heavy rainfall during the day. On the other hand, some areas in Konkan including parts of Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra received double-digit rainfall.

The intensity of rain gradually increased in Pune during the evening. On Saturday, Shivajinagar received around 3mm rain starting from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, while 0.44mm rain was recorded in Lohegaon.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, several ghat regions located in Pune recorded heavy spells on Saturday. Several areas in Mumbai, Malvan, Dapoli and other locations recorded heavy downpour as well.

The data related to the rainfall recorded in Pune's ghat region on Saturday was made available on Sunday morning. Heavy spells were recorded in the ghat areas from Friday 8:30 am to Saturday 8:30 am. 90mm heavy showers were also received by Tamhini ghat at the same time, while Dungadwadi and Koyna recorded 70mm rainfall.

From Friday morning to Saturday morning, Malvan in Konkan district and Mumbai's Colaba, recorded 190mm and 170mm heavy showers respectively which made them the wettest spots in the state.

On Saturday after 8:30 am, Mumbai's Santacruz area received 111mm of triple-digit rain, followed by Colaba and Mahabaleshwar which recorded 66mm and 82mm rainfall respectively till 5:30 pm. At the same time, Ratnagiri recorded moderate rainfall of 54mm.

Head of the weather department, IMD, Anupam Kashyapi, stated that after Sunday forenoon, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha would experience a fall in the intensity of rainfall. On the other hand, Konkan-Goa was expected to record heavy showers for the next few days.

"Our radars were showing how the cloud masses were slowly approaching Pune from Mumbai on Saturday evening, around 4:56 pm, when the rainfall activity began increasing in the city. But rain remained light in Pune on Saturday and may continue on-and-off with light to moderate intensity. From Sunday, rain in Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha are likely to be fairly widespread to scattered, light to moderate in nature. Rain may not exceed moderate volume in Pune next few days, though ghat areas of the district may get heavy rain at isolated places on July 5-6," Kashyapi said.

Several isolated spots in ghat areas of Pune, Satara, Nashik and Kolhapur are expected to receive heavy spells even on July 5, informed the IMD's Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai.

The trough from the southern part of Gujarat to the coast in Karnataka, along with a mid-tropospheric cyclonic movement over Gujarat's coast is the major reason for the current monsoon spell in the state.

"This mid-tropospheric cyclonic circulation is likely to gradually shift to the Saurashtra-Kutch area, which is why the rainfall intensity in Madhya Maharashtra, Mararthwada and Vidarbha is likely to decrease after Sunday," Kashyapi added.

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