PUNE: Rainfall activity in the state will be at peak on September 7 as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Ghat areas in Pune, Nashik, Satara and Kolhapur may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on September 7. Also, very heavy rainfall is forecast over Yavatmal, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Amravati on September 7.
India Meteorological Department has also issued a warning that expressways are likely to be slippery due to heavy rainfall and commuters are advised to maintain their speed.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of weather at IMD Pune said that monsoon has been vigorous over the state for the last few days and will be in its peak on September 7.
“It is likely to continue to be vigorous till September 8. From September 8 afternoon, the intensity is expected to reduce as of now. In the ghat areas of Pune, Nashik, Satara and Kolhapur the rainfall is forecast to be extremely heavy. But in Pune, Nashik, Satara and Kolhapur, the rainfall will be light to moderate,” said Kashyapi.
The low-pressure area over north coastal Odisha and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal with associated cyclonic circulation persists. The monsoon trough at mean sea level is now passing through Jaisalmer, Kota, Guna, Jabalpur, Pendra Road, Jharsuguda, the centre of a low-pressure area over north coastal Odisha and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and south-eastwards to the east-central Bay of Bengal as per India Meteorological Department.
As per IMD, the Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Saurashtra and Kutch, Konkan and Goa and Kerala and active over Odisha, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It has been subdued over Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rayalaseema.
With Maharashtra at 25 per cent excess rainfall, Konkan and Goa region has reported 45 per cent excess rainfall between June 1 to September 6.
During the same time, central Maharashtra has reported 53 per cent excess rainfall and Vidarbha has reported one per cent excess rainfall. Pune city on Friday reported 3 millimetre rainfall. Marathwada still has an 18 per cent rainfall deficiency.