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Kyarr effect: Light rain for Pune; isolated thunderstorms for parts of Maharashtra

IMD forcasts thunder, lightning and light rain between October 31 and November 2 in the city.

pune Updated: Oct 31, 2019, 16:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune has been receiving rains for the past many days.
Pune has been receiving rains for the past many days.(HT PHOTO)

PUNE The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thunderstorms accompanied with lightning at isolated places in central Maharashtra and Vidarbha. 

According to Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather, IMD, the city will experience thunder, lightning and light rain between October 31 and November 2.

Other parts of the state, however, are likely to recieve heavy rainfall at isolated places in the Konkan and Goa, apart from central Maharashtra and Vidarbha, between October 31 and November 2.

The reason for rainfall continuing into the early days of November, as per the IMD, is the “extremely severe” cyclonic storm Kyarr, moving through west-central, adjoining east-central and the north Arabian Sea.

It is likely to recurve west-southwestwards and move towards Socotra Islands during the next four days, weakening into a severe cyclonic storm on October 31, IMD said.

Kashyapi, head of weather, IMD, adds, “There will be Squally winds, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph, likely over Lakshadweep area and southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea and wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph likely along and off Kerala-Karnataka coasts, while Gale winds, speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph, are likely over westcentral Arabian Sea. Sea condition is likely to be high to very high over west central and adjoining east central and northeast Arabian Sea and rough to very rough over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep-Maldives areas and along and off Kerala-south Karnataka coasts.” .

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