PUNE: Between October 1 and November 30, Maharashtra received 101 per cent of excess post monsoon rains. During the same time, rainfall in different parts of the state has been on the higher side. However, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the winter is likely to set in from the third week of December.
During the same time, Konkan and Goa reported 110 per cent excess rainfall. Central Maharashtra also reported 135 per cent excess rainfall.
Whereas, the drought prone region of the state, Marathwada reported 177 per cent excess rainfall. For the normal rainfall of 92.2 mm for October and November, Marathwada reported 255.6 mm rainfall. This excess rainfall damaged the crops across the state as well.
However, Vidarbha during this time reported 12 per cent rainfall deficiency. The country overall reported an excess of 32 per cent. The Northwestern region reported 99 per cent excess rainfall and central India reported 72 per cent excess rainfall. Southern peninsula also reported 18 per cent excess rainfall.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather at IMD Pune said that temperature may not drop very much until the third week of December.
“The southern part of India gets winter as cooler winds from the northern side flow towards the south. And there has been heavy snowfall in the north in many regions of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh, however, the winds are not travelling towards the south as of now. The temperature is likely to drop in the third week of December,” said Kahsyapi.