Pune Monsoon: City may receive light showers in next 72 hours

Salil Urunkar
Monday, 24 August 2020

Rainfall activity has reduced in the city for the last three to four days after a good spell of heavy rainfall.

Pune: Rainfall intensity over the city and district is likely to reduce by mid-week due to which over the next 72 hours the city is expected to receive light showers in the next 72 hours. However, the Ghat regions and dam catchment areas may continue receiving heavy spells of rain over the weekend.

Rainfall activity has reduced in the city for the last three to four days after a good spell of heavy rainfall. Pune city has received only 1 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Sunday. The water discharge from the Khadakwasla dam cluster has also been reduced from Sunday with only 500 cusec water being released into the spillway.

The observatory at Shivajinagar in Pune received 576.2 mm of rainfall between June 1 and August 23. Lohgaon station has received 611 mm of rainfall while Pashan station has recorded 528 mm of rainfall.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the influence of strong westerly winds coming from the Arabian Sea is causing continuous rains over the state and especially the western regions.

IMD, in its forecast issued on Sunday, has said that Pune city may receive light to moderate rain showers throughout the week. However, after the first three days of this week of August 24 to 29, the intensity of rains in Ghat regions will increase. Heavy rains are expected over the Ghats by the weekend.

Due to the lack of a conducive environment for rains, the intensity of rainfall in Konkan, too, has decreased. Akola and Yavatmal remain the only rainfall deficient districts so far this season with 25 and 22 per cent deficient rainfall recorded. The state recorded 906mm rain, which was a 19 per cent surplus for this time of the year.

Monsoon 2020: Rainfall in Pune

June 1 and August 23
Shivajinagar - 576.2 mm
Lohegaon - 611 mm
Pashan - 528 mm

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