October 18, 2020 11:01:28 pm
Heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, has been forecast throughout afternoon hours over Pune and different components of Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Marathwada, the India Meterological Division (IMD) mentioned on Sunday.
Sunday remained cloudy, and for almost two hours within the afternoon, components of Pune district adjoining the ghats reported heavy rain. IMD’s Pashan observatory recorded 16 mm of rain, whereas Shivajinagar reported 3 mm between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on the day.
The IMD has forecast widespread rain, notably throughout October 19-22, related to a recent climate system creating within the Bay of Bengal.
“A low-pressure system is prone to type within the Bay of Bengal on Monday,” mentioned Anupam Kashyapi, head, climate division, IMD, Pune. “Remoted heavy rain is anticipated over most components of Maharashtra, besides Vidarbha, in the course of the subsequent three days. The system will intensify on October 20.”
Because the system varieties, there could be moisture incursion over the state, which is already experiencing reasonable to robust monsoon winds from over Arabian Sea, he added.
“The above regular temperatures recorded in the course of the day will add a warmth load into the environment, which can then work together with the moist circumstances,” Kashyapi mentioned. “As a outcomes, cumulonimbus clouds will develop, triggering convective exercise – thunder and rain skilled publish afternoon hours.”
Final week had remained exceptionally moist for the state, which induced huge flooding and rivers overflowing above the hazard ranges at many locations. Over 25 folks have been killed in Pune, Sangli and Solapur districts. Some stations have recorded close to monsoon seasonal rainfall of 200-400 mm inside simply three days within the final week. These locations embody Panhala (437mm), Indapur (246mm), Baramati (235mm), Mahabaleshwar (204mm), Pandharpur (282mm) and Paithan (80mm).
Attributable to these consecutive climate methods, the withdrawal of southwest monsoon stays stalled over central India for greater than ten days now.
As on Sunday, the monsoon continued to stick with reasonable to robust depth over west-central Arabian Sea. There’s additionally an east-west trough that may run between east-central Bay of Bengal and north Karnataka this week.
“Together with Maharashtra, most components of the southern peninsula — Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu — will expertise remoted heavy spells until October 22,” the climate replace issued by IMD on Sunday learn.
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