PUNE: Weather experts from India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the monsoon current will be weak till July 15.
Low rainfall has been forecast in some parts of Maharashtra, while there will be heavy rainfall till July 15 in Konkan, Goa and north-central Maharashtra. Whereas, Pune will receive very light rains till July 16.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather at IMD Pune, said, weak monsoon conditions over the plains will continue till July 15. After July 17, the rainfall may increase but that picture will be clear in the next three days. Due to weak monsoon conditions, there is a possibility of less rainfall in some parts of the state. However, Konkan and Goa and north-central Maharashtra will continue to get good rainfall, said Anupam Kashyapi.
Explaining the reason for good rainfall in Konkan, Goa and ghat regions of central Maharashtra, Kashyapi said there are two factors which are aiding rains there. “First is an upper air cyclonic circulation over South Gujarat and North Konkan and Goa. Second is, packed isobars are creating pressure gradient, which ultimately are resulting in good convergence,” said Kashyapi.
The Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over East UP and active over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and sub-Himalayan West Bengal.
RAINFALL SO FAR ACROSS THE STATE
- With good rainfall in some parts of Maharashtra, overall the State as on Thursday has one per cent excess rainfall. However, Marathwada has 34 per cent deficient rainfall and Vidarbha has 20 per cent rainfall deficiency.
- As per IMD, Konkan and Goa region has a 19 per cent excess rainfall, while central Maharashtra has a 17 per cent excess. However, Marathwada is still at 33 per cent rainfall deficiency followed by Vidarbha at 23 per cent.
- In Marathwada, only Aurangabad and Jalna districts have normal rainfall in the region. All other districts in the region have a deficit rainfall.