Intermittent rain in store for Pune till weekend: IMD

Heavy showers in the city made way to intermittent rainfall on Thursday , a condition which will prevail for the next few days, the Met department said.

The city received just 2mm rainfall between 8.30am and 8.30pm on Thursday against the 74.6mm rainfall recorded in the 24 hours ending Thursday morning.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said the city received135.5mm rainfall between August 1 and 4.“This figure is more than the long-term average of 117.5mm that Pune receives for the entire month of August and higher by 62mm clocked in August last year,“ the officials said.

“With 53mm, Mahabaleshwar recorded the highest rainfall in Central Maharashtra on Thursday ,“ the IMD stated.

Meanwhile, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 27.6 degrees celsius and minimum temperature of 21.3 degrees celsius on Thursday .

The IMD said the concentration of the weather system which brought about the unprecedented showers on Wednesday has moved away towards the east.

“The weather system which brought about the showers on Wednesday was concentrated in the region around the city . Over the past 24 hours, that concentration has moved away from the area to the eastern parts, including Vidarbha and the eastern parts of Chhattisgarh,“ PCS Rao from the weather forecasting department of IMD, Pune said.

Though the rainfall will continue in the city over the coming days, the intensity will remain low when compared to that of Wednesday or Tuesday , he added.

“Despite the weather system moving away somewhat, there will be intermittent showers in most parts of the city over the next 24 hours, which is also our outlook till Saturday ,“ Rao said.

Source : TOI