Widespread rainfall will continue till Aug 2: IMD

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 30 July 2019

“Widespread rainfall predicted for Konkan and Goa are to continue till August 2. Also, fairly widespread rainfall is forecasted for Central Maharashtra till the end of July and heavy rains may continue till August 2 in the region,” said Kashyapi.

Pune: Pune on Monday again witnessed rainfall by afternoon and reported 8.4 mm for the day. Pune so far has recorded 523.4 mm rainfall since June 1. Parts of Central Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa reported good rainfall in the past few days.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune said that good rains will continue for Konkan and Goa and Central Maharashtra till August 2.

“Widespread rainfall predicted for Konkan and Goa are to continue till August 2. Also, fairly widespread rainfall is forecasted for Central Maharashtra till the end of July and heavy rains may continue till August 2 in the region,” said Kashyapi.

He added that in Marathwada scattered light rains are forecasted for the same time. “Vidarbha may get fairly widespread rainfall on August 1 and August 2,” said Kashyapi.

In an official statement, the IMD said the monsoon trough passes south of normal position and is active with two embedded cyclonic circulations, one over south Rajasthan and the other over north Odisha and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand. The cyclonic circulation over south Rajasthan is likely to become less marked by July 31. 

“However, the eastern part of the trough is very likely to remain active till August 1, in view of the likely persistence of the cyclonic circulation over Chhattisgarh, Odisha region and fresh development of cyclonic circulation over north Bay of Bengal. 

Under the above scenario, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over Odisha, south Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana till July-end,” said IMD.

Enhanced rainfall activity is likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Western Himalayan region between July 31 to August 2.

Related News