Heavy rain over Pune next week: IMD

By: Express News Service | Pune |

September 13, 2020 3:46:15 am

After heavy rain, an overflowing Katraj lake, in Pune. (Photo by Pavan Khengre)

After a short lull, town is prone to expertise heavy rainfall next week, with India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting intense spell on September 15 over whole Pune district.

“The low pressure is likely to form off Andhra Pradesh in the Bay of Bengal on September 13. As this system moves westwards, by September 14 the Southwest monsoon will become vigorous over Maharashtra. As a result heavy rain is expected over most parts of the state, including Pune district, during September 14 to 16,” stated Anupam Kashyapi, head, Weather division, IMD, Pune.

Besides, an off-shore trough positioned within the Arabian Sea off Maharashtra coast may also add to the beneficial climate circumstances for the monsoon revival over the state, officers stated.

Raigad, Mumbai and Palghar in Konkan area are prone to file heavy rain on Sunday. In Madhya Maharashtra, rain will decide up from Monday onwards and turn into most intense on September 15 over Pune district, particularly over the ghat areas. With the system progressing westwards, most districts in Vidarbha, too, will expertise heightened rainfall exercise over the next 4 days.

Rainfall all by way of final week over town was related to convective actions and thunder ensuing from heating circumstances skilled through the day time. Heavy rainfall measuring near 100 mm was reported at many locations in Konkan whereas Pune reported 40-50mm rain between September 11 and 12, based on IMD information.

This season, Pune metropolis has recorded 722 mm of rainfall, which is 46 per cent above regular. Most of the rainfall was contributed in August.

Similarly, till September 12, rainfall recorded over the state was 13 per cent surplus, with Konkan (23 per cent) and Madhya Maharashtra (30 per cent) main with ‘excess’ rain within the general season. Marathwada (13 per cent) and Vidarbha (- 16 per cent) proceed to stay underneath ‘normal’ rainfall class.

The Southwest monsoon season will quickly be coming into the retreat section, which is anticipated solely by the third week of this month.

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