Pune: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy rainfall in city areas on Saturday (August 29) along with the Ghat regions including catchment areas of Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar dam areas.
The city has been receiving light to moderate rainfall over the past two days. The low-pressure belt created over in the northern parts of Chhattisgarh and eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh is active which has created a favourable situation for rainfall in Pune region and other parts of the Maharashtra state. Currently, the low-pressure area in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh is 7.6 km above sea level.
Also, the monsoon belt is active between the northern part of the Bay of Bengal and Ganganagar. Thus, light to moderate rains is expected in several parts of the state while heavy rains will lash the Vidarbha region on Saturday. IMD has said that the state will get some respite from rainfall on Sunday (August 30).
Apart from this, a low-pressure belt is active between North Rayalaseema and South Tamil Nadu at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. That belt is likely to move from Tamil Nadu to Comorin. This has resulted in rains in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, IMD officials said.
Pune city and surrounding regions have received a rainfall of 581 mm from June 1 to August 28 in this monsoon season. The average rainfall recorded every year in this period in the Pune region is 430.6 mm. Compared to this average, this year, 150.3 mm more rainfall has been reported in Pune and surrounding areas.
Pune city and surrounding areas have been receiving light to moderate rainfall in the past two days. The city witnessed an increase in rainfall activity on Friday evening from about 7 pm onward. The observatory at Shivajinagar received 0.8 mm of rainfall during the day