Maharashtra has received 80% of June rain

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 22:06 IST

Even as Mumbai heaved a sigh of relief on Monday, heavy rain continued to lash several parts of the state, especially Western Maharashtra and Konkan, causing landslides and wall collapses.

According to the data available with the state agriculture department, the season has covered about 80% of the average rainfall for June.

Overall, Maharashtra usually receives around 163.8mm rain in June. But in just 22 days, the state has already received 179.2mm rainfall.

And on the heels of the heavy rain that pounded Maharashtra, came mishaps. A landslide in Mohachiwadi village near the township of Neral killed five members of a family.

A similar case took place in Dabhol village near Ratnagiri where at least 12 people are said to be dead after the mud and rocks hit the roof of three homes on Monday morning. According to the disaster management department, the NDRF teams have been deployed and rescue operations are in progress.

Another landslide on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway affected traffic for several hours.

Data shows that 60% of the 353 talukas have received above average rainfall, while 58 talukas have received very poor rainfall. The remaining 83 talukas have received between 75% and 100% of their average rainfall.

Barring Nashik, all other divisions have received more than their average rainfall so far. Nashik has received only 89.6% of its average rain, while the Konkan division has received the most —594.6mm.

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