IMD forecasts wet six days for Pune

Intermittent spells of rain have been forecast for Pune for the next six days. The city has already received 233.8mm rainfall since June 1, 35.1mm more than the normal rainfall.

It also recorded 17.5mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. On Sunday , Shivajinagar observatory recorded 7mm while at Lohegaon observatory registered 8mm rain. The total rainfall for Pune this year, so far now stands at 25.50cm.

During the last 24 hours, many districts of Madhya Maharashtra like Nashik, Kolhapur, Pune, Satara and Sangli have received moderate to heavy rainfall and the trend is likely to continue, IMD has forecast. These rains are likely to keep the temperatures in the city down.

As of now, central Maharashtra has received 10% less than the normal rainfall when compared with the other three regions of Konkan and Goa, Marathwada and Vidarbha that have received above normal rainfall already .

“The off-shore trough seems to be gaining strength which will increase rain intensity over central Maha rashtra,“ an IMD official said on Sunday .

According to the weather bureau in the last 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded over Konkan and Goa, Central Maharashtra and similar conditions have been predicted for these areas for Monday as well.

In the last two to three days Marathwada and Vidarbha have received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall and the trend is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. “The cyclonic circulation over West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan is causing this rainfall,“ he adds.

These rains can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation currently over central parts of North Madhya Pradesh and its adjoining areas.

In comparison with the other regions of the state, Madhya Maharashtra has received relatively less rainfall.But it is expected that rain will pick up pace.

Source : TOI