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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Incessant downpour brings 42 mm rainfall in Pune; 56 mm in Lohegaon

Associated cyclonic circulation extended upto 4.5 km above mean sea level, IMD said

pune Updated: Oct 23, 2019 16:26 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
People wade through the water as passengers of a bus look for help at Lohegaon-Dhanori road.
People wade through the water as passengers of a bus look for help at Lohegaon-Dhanori road.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
         

The India Metrological Department (IMD) has forecast thunderstorm along with lightning, gusty winds and heavy rainfall at isolated places in Pune and adjoining areas on October 23.

According to IMD, it is going to be a rainy Diwali as the department has forecast light to moderate rainfall in the city and adjoining areas from October 23 to October 26 and on October 30.

The city witnessed heavy, incessant rain throughout the night on Monday with the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) observatory at Shivajinagar recording 42.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

IMD said the heavy rain could be attributed to the presence of low pressure over south east – east central Arabian Sea and because of that southernly winds over the coastal areas of Goa, Konkan and Karnataka. Associated cyclonic circulation extended upto 4.5 km above mean sea level, IMD said.

According to the weather department, the city witnessed 42.4 mm rainfall in Shivajinagar, 56.4 mm in Lohegaon and 32.0 mm in Pashan in the last 24 hours.

Localities like Kothrud, Sinhagad Road, Satara Road and Balgandharv Chowk saw water logging in the morning hours creating traffic jams.

The weather department has forecast heavy to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours for parts of Maharashtra including Pune.