On rains front, the situation still remains grim for Marathwada

Namrata Devikar
Monday, 9 September 2019

In the last four days, Vidarbha has witnessed good rains. The rainfall deficiency in the region has now turned into excess by 4 per cent. Also, only two districts in the region have a deficiency in rains, which are Washim and Yavatmal.

Pune: In the last four days, Vidarbha has witnessed good rains. The rainfall deficiency in the region has now turned into excess by 4 per cent. Also, only two districts in the region have a deficiency in rains, which are Washim and Yavatmal.

However, for Marathwada, the condition continues to remain grim with increasing rainfall deficiency. The drought-prone region at present has 18 per cent deficiency, with only three subdivisions out of eight who have reported normal rainfall during this season.

As per data furnished by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), in Marathwada, the drought-hit region of the State, districts like Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Latur and Parbhani have deficient rainfall.

The overall rainfall scenario across Maharashtra has also improved. The State since September 5, has increased rainfall in excess from 25 per cent to 28 per cent on September 8, 

With good rains along the western coast, Konkan and Goa have also reported an increase in excess rainfall to 50 per cent on September 8 from 43 per cent on September 5.

Central Maharashtra has also reported 53 per cent excess rainfall till September 5 and on September 8, the rainfall in excess has reported an increase. 

All districts in the region except Solapur have reported normal to large excess rainfall. 

However, in Solapur, there is a 49 per cent rainfall deficiency from June 1 to September 8. This rainfall disparity across the State is further increasing with very heavy rains in one part of the State and no rains at other places.

As per India Meteorological Department , Pune city has reported 815.1 millimetre rainfall this season between June 1 and September 8. IMD has predicted that light rains will continue in the city till September 10.

As per the weather department, the Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Saurashtra and Kutch, Konkan and Goa, Chhattisgarh and coastal and south interior Karnataka and active over Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, north interior Karnataka and Kerala as on Sunday. It has been subdued over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.

As per predictions made by  India Meteorological Department, on September 9, Konkan and Goa and central Maharashtra may witness heavy rainfall at isolated places.

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