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Pune to witness next spell of heavy rainfall from July 16: Indian Metrological Department

According to Indian Metrological Department, during the next 24 hours, the Southwest Monsoon will be vigorous over west Madhya Pradesh, southeast Rajasthan and east Gujarat. 

pune Updated: Jul 14, 2017 12:27 IST
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Due to the good rainfall in June, catchment areas of the four dams Khadakwasla, Warasgaon, Panshet and Temghar has received good amount of water, increasing the water levels of these dams.
Due to the good rainfall in June, catchment areas of the four dams Khadakwasla, Warasgaon, Panshet and Temghar has received good amount of water, increasing the water levels of these dams.(HT PHOTO)

The dry spell that had the city under its spell is over for now. Monsoon showers have begun and according to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) officials, expect good rains over Vidharbha, North-central Maharashtra, while Goa and Konkan will continue to see heavy rain.

According to IMD, June recorded a rainfall 134 per cent above average, but the beginning of July was a little low. According to A K Shrivastava, scientist, climate monitoring and analysis, IMD, “Pune city will witness moderate rainfall just as expected. Only Marathwada is still getting scattered rain though we are hoping for a good rainfall post-July 16 where there is a possibility of a lower pressure area forming in the Bay of Bengal. If this happens then there are chances of monsoon all over Marathwada. We will check again on July 15 if there is any change.” 

As of today, the cumulative countrywide rainfall deficiency continued to be at 1 per cent. Presently, northwest India has rain in surplus by 33 per cent, while central India shows a 9 per cent deficiency with east and Northeast India showing a rainfall deficiency of 4 per cent.

According to IMD, during the next 24 hours, the Southwest Monsoon will be vigorous over west Madhya Pradesh, southeast Rajasthan and east Gujarat. 

So, far monsoon in June has been more than average while July is yet to show signs of good spell. Due to the good rainfall in June, catchment areas of the four dams – Khadakwasla, Warasgaon, Panshet and Temghar – has received good amount of water, increasing the water levels of these dams.