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Heavy rains likely in central Maharashtra in the next 24 hours; Pune to receive moderate rainfall

Officials from IMD said that, on Thursday, very heavy rainfall was seen at isolated places over Marathawada, Vidarbha, and central Maharashtra. They added that IMD had forecast squally winds, with speed reaching 35 to ­45 kilometre per hour (kmph), gusting to 55 kmph, over Vidarbha, Marathawada, central Maharashtra, Konkan, and north interior Karnataka for Thursday. 

pune Updated: Aug 17, 2018 16:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Heavy rains,Pune,Maharashtra
India meteorological department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of central Maharashtra and western part of Vidarbha in the next 48 hours. Moderate rainfall has also been forecast in Pune till August 20. (HT PHOTO)

India meteorological department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of central Maharashtra and western part of Vidarbha in the next 48 hours. Moderate rainfall has also been forecast in Pune till August 20.

Officials from IMD said that, on Thursday, very heavy rainfall was seen at isolated places over Marathawada, Vidarbha, and central Maharashtra.They added that IMD had forecast squally winds, with speed reaching 35 to ­45 kilometre per hour (kmph), gusting to 55 kmph, over Vidarbha, Marathawada,central Maharashtra, Konkan, and north interior Karnataka for Thursday.

IMD officials, said, "A depression was seen on August 16 over south Chhattisgarh, and adjoiningVidarbha. A warning has also been issued by IMD forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremelyheavy fall at isolated places over Vidarbha and Marathwada during next 24hours, and heavy rainfall at isolated places over west Vidarbha, and Marathwada duringthe subsequent 24 hours."

Officials added that very heavy rainfall is also likely over some parts of central Maharashtra, and northern Konkan overthe next 48 hours.

With continuous rainfall on Thursday, most dams in and around Pune reached their full capacity.

As per the statistics available with water resources department, as on August 16, the percentage of live storage in Warasgaon dam on Thursday was 99.51 per cent, Pawana was 100 per cent, Panshet was 100 per cent, Temghar was 58.60 per cent, and Khadakwasla was 96.64 per cent.

According to water resources department, as on August 16, the percentage of live storage in all dams in Pune region was 76.86 per cent as against 72.66 per cent that was seen during the same time last year.

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 16:48 IST