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Wet spell could correct imbalance in rainfall in Maharashtra

The current wet spell over interior Maharashtra is likely continue for the next 48 hours and could be prolonged for a week if favourable conditions prevail, the MET office said on today.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2009 11:24 IST

Pune, Jul 11 (PTI) The current wet spell over interior Maharashtra is likely continue for the next 48 hours and could be prolonged for a week if favourable conditions prevail, the MET office said on today.

Contrary to the heavy rains being experienced along the West coast and Konkan, the monsoon has been erratic in several parts of interior Maharashtra and the late revival could bridge the rainfall deficit, sources in the Directorate of Agriculture here said.

After Vidarbha and North Maharashtra which have received substantial rains in the last few days despite June recording a largely dry run, Madhya and Western Maharashtra is expected to benefit from the current wet spell emanating mainly due to a trough formed over the Arabian sea, Medha Kohole, director, IMD, said.

"This can help correct imbalance in the rainfall in the coastal and interior Maharashtra", she said

Pune and adjoining districts of Western Maharashtra have been receiving intermittent rains and after a prolonged dry spell, raising the levels of reservoirs supplying water to the city subjected to a severe cut of 40 per cent.