Rains to revive by end of week in Pune
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall is expected to revive in parts of central Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Konkan and Goa by the end of this week.pune Updated: Aug 18, 2017 09:28 IST
Most parts of the state did not receive good rainfall in the month of August. But monsoon is expected to revive in parts of central Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Konkan and Goa by the end of this week.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Vidarbha, Konkan and Goa, Telangana and coastal Karnataka by the end of this week.Rainfall in Pune is also likely to revive by the end of this week with light showers expected in the coming days.
Pune received very subdued rainfall for most of August.According to the IMD, Pune has received surplus rainfall of 15.4mm so far. The normal rainfall expected in Pune between June 1 and August 16 is 393.2mm while the actual rainfall was 408.6mm. In July, rainfall in Pune was 86mm, which has now dropped to 15mm.IMD has predicted light showers in Pune on August 18 and slightly heavy rainfall from August 20 to August 22.
As per the details available with IMD, rainfall over Marathwada and Vidarbha has been less than the expected normal rainfall received since June 1, while the rainfall over central Maharashtra has been closer to the expected normal rainfall.
"The normal rainfall expected over central Maharashtra between June 1 and August 16 was 497mm while the actual rainfall received was 504.6mm. In Marathwada, the normal rainfall expected was 422.8mm while that received in the same period was 294.5mm. In Vidarbha, the normal rainfall is 654.4mm, while the actual rainfall was 451.7mm," said officials from IMD.
IMD has also stated that due to less rainfall in the last couple of weeks, central India has recorded 2 per cent lesser cumulative rainfall than the Long Period Average (LPA), followed by a six per cent deficit in east and northeast India. South peninsula has also reported an 18 per cent deficit since June 1 . Only northwest India has recorded 11 per cent excess rainfall since June 1.
In the last week till August 9, central India recorded 54 per cent deficient rainfall along with northwest India which recorded 22 per cent deficient rainfall. South India recorded 17 per cent deficiency and east and northeast regions recorded eight per cent excess rainfall.
First Published: Aug 17, 2017 12:25 IST