No respite from rain for Pune as monsoon retreats: IMD

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 13 October 2019

Hot days, followed by cloudy evenings to remain

PUNE: On Saturday, it was hot during the day followed by cloudy afternoon giving a respite from the heat. As per predictions made by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune city will continue to have thundery activity followed by light rain on October 13 as well. 

Pune on Saturday recorded 31.9 degrees Celsius during the day and 20.7 degrees Celsius during the night.

For the State, IMD has predicted that isolated places in Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha will get some rains on October 13. The weather in Marathwada may stay dry.

Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana and active over south interior Karnataka. It has been subdued over Assam, Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Vidarbha.

National scenario
In the regions from where the southwest Monsoon has withdrawn, day temperatures were below normal in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and west Madhya Pradesh. The highest maximum temperature recorded was 37.4 degrees Celsius at Barmer in west Rajasthan.

Night temperatures were below normal in some parts of east Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra and Kutch. The lowest minimum temperature recorded over the plain was 15.5 degrees Celsius at Sikar in west Rajasthan.

Monsoon’s withdrawal
Southwest monsoon has further withdrawn from more parts of north Arabian Sea, some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and some parts of West Bengal. The withdrawal line of southwest Monsoon now passes through Kishanganj, Bankura, Jamshedpur, Pendra Road, Narsinghpur, Ujjain, Baroda, Veraval and most parts of north Arabian Sea.

According to IMD, conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from most parts of East and central India, some parts of northeast India, some more parts of West India, remaining parts of the north Arabian Sea and some parts of central Arabian Sea till October 13.

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