Pune: The well-marked low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of West Bengal and Odisha coasts persists. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it is likely to concentrate into a depression till July 2. Under its impact, Vidarbha and Marathwada will get extremely heavy rainfall till July 3.
Speaking about the impact of the low pressure area, the IMD, in an official statement, said conditions are very likely to become favourable for the further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, some parts of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, some more parts of Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of Uttarakhand till July 3.
Due to the likely westward movement of the low-pressure system, widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls will occur at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places are likely over Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha on July 2. East Madhya Pradesh, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Gujarat region, east Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh are very likely to witness enhanced rainfall activity from July 3 onwards.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather from IMD Pune, said, “On July 2 and July 3, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and Marathwada. On July 3, there is a red alert for Vidarbha with extremely heavy rainfall, which may also continue till July 4. Konkan and Goa will continue to have heavy rainfall till July 5.
As of Monday, the southwest monsoon has been active over Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Dwarka, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Pendra, Sultanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Mukteshwar.
- Pune recorded 197.9 mm rainfall in June, which was 60.2 mm more than normal
- Rainfall deficiency for June for the following regions is Konkan and Goa 7 per cent, central Maharashtra 21 per cent, Marathwada 33 per cent and Vidarbha 47 per cent.
- Maharashtra had a 25 per cent rainfall deficiency in June