Brace for more rain this week

Three Of Four Divisions In State Record A Surplus
A weather system over the Bay of Bengal would trigger more rainfall across the state from Wednesday , adding to the surplus showers recorded in three of the four Met divisions in Maharashtra this year.An upper air cyclonic circulation over Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas, along with a feeble western disturbance trough, will cause the rainfall, said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Showers would be heavy over Vidarbha, central Maharashtra and Marathwada on September 21 and 22.

Central Maharashtra, including Pune, would experience heavy rainfall on September 23 also.

“Heavy rainfall is likely over Maharashtra until September 23, whereas Konkan and Goa will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall,“ said the official. The maximum temperature in the state would be in the range of 26°C to 34°C and the minimum would be between 20°C and 25°C.

The rainfall has made a come back in the state because of successive weather systems developing from the Bay of Bengal to north Konkan and Goa, including Gujarat.

So far, three Met divisions in the state have recorded surplus rain in the range of 4 to 14% this year against the country’s overall 5 per cent deficiency so far. Only Marathwada has recorded below average rainfall.

The deficit is just 22.9mm, which would be covered if the region experienced more showers in the last two weeks of September.

Kerala, Karnataka and Punjab have registered below average rainfall so far this year.

Pune has received 552.1mm rainfall so far this year, against the normal average of 497.1mm. The low pressure area near the north Bay around September 22 would cause another spell of rain. So, Pune is expected to record good rainfall in the last two weeks of September.

Source : TOI

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