Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall is likely to occur in regions of the State till July 5 under the influence of three weather systems.
In an official statement, the IMD stated that the well-marked low-pressure area over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal now lies over western parts of Jharkhand and adjoining north Chhattisgarh and northwest Odisha. In association with this, conditions are very likely to become favourable for the further advance of monsoon into remaining parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, some more parts of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and remaining parts of Uttarakhand till July 5.
Due to the west-northwestward movement of a low-pressure system, widespread rainfall may occur over Konkan and Goa, east Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on July 2.
In west Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha, rainfall may occur on July 3.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Head of Weather at IMD Pune Anupam Kashypi said that in Maharashtra, the low-pressure area started to effect from July 2.
“North Konkan and Goa and Mumbai are getting huge rains under the influence of two systems.
One is upper air cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat and north Konkan, which is dragging moisture from the Arabian Sea.
There is also a shear zone over the north Konkan area. Under these two, there is good rainfall in north Konkan region. Now, the third one is into effect,” said Kashypi.
He added that till July 5, 76 per cent or more area will get rainfall.
“This means north Konkan, central Maharashtra and Marathwada will receive widespread rainfall up to July 3.
On July 4 and July 5, it will cover 51 to 75 per cent of these areas. In Vidarbha, till July 3, widespread rain will occur.
On July 4 evening, there will be less rains. On July 5 again, there will be widespread rainfall,” Kashypi added.
For Pune, IMD has forecast light rain till July 8 with day temperature around 32 degrees Celsius.