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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Heavy rains in Pune-Kolhapur region over next 2 days: IMD

In the case of Mumbai, IMD has issued heavy rain forecast at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar for the next 48 hours

pune Updated: Aug 13, 2019 14:48 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
People queue for fuel at a petrol pump near Uma talkies in Kolhapur on Monday.
People queue for fuel at a petrol pump near Uma talkies in Kolhapur on Monday. (Anil Velhal/HT PHOTO)
         

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning indicating ‘heavy to very heavy rains’ in isolated pockets of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur region specifically, in ghat sections of western Maharashtra on August 13 and 14. 

In the case of Mumbai, IMD has issued heavy rain forecast at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar for the next 48 hours. 

India Meteorological Department has also issued a “heavy to very heavy rainfall” (below 124mm) warning for the next 48-72 hours for 11 cities in the state including, Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Pune and Mumbai. 

The IMD notification, said, “A low pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6km above mean sea level tilting southwestward with height. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and become more marked during the next 48 hours.”

The notification said that under the influence of this low pressure area, there are chances of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, west Uttar Pradesh, ghat areas of central Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala. 

Meanwhile, Pune exceeded its annual rainfall average (740mm) in just two months of the rainy season till 5:30pm on Monday, with 762.5mm of rainfall. 

During the 24 hours till 8:30am on Monday, Pune recorded 1.6mm rainfall. As per IMD’s forecast, maximum temperature of the city will hover around 27-28 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature around 21-23 degrees Celsius.

First Published: Aug 12, 2019 19:14 IST

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