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Prepare for a wet weekend as pre-monsoon showers arrive in Pune

For Maharashtra, IMD has predicted rainfall followed by thundershower in Konkan and Goa region, central Maharashtra and parts of Marathwada till June 5. 

pune Updated: Jun 02, 2018 15:15 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The pre-monsoon showers caught pedestrians and motorists off guard at PCMC and many had to go home drenched in the rain after work.(HT PHOTO)

After a blazing summer this year, Pune finally found a relief from the scorching heat with the arrival of heavy pre-monsoon showers on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune recorded 25 millimeter rainfall on Friday.

Mahabaleshwar reported 13mm rainfall while Santa Cruz reported 0.3mm and Nagpur reported 0.6mm rainfall on Friday.

According to IMD, the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Mizoram and Manipur. The northern limit of monsoon (NLM) passes through Shirali, Hassan, Mysuru, Kodaikanal, Tuticorin and Aizwal.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest monsoon into more parts of northeastern states and the south Peninsula in the coming two days, with the likely development of favourable circulation features and strengthening of cross equatorial winds.

For Maharashtra, IMD has predicted rainfall followed by thundershower in Konkan and Goa region, central Maharashtra and parts of Marathwada till June 5.

On Friday, severe heat wave conditions prevailed at two pockets over west Rajasthan. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 48.1 degrees Celsius at Ganganagar in west Rajasthan. IMD also reported that the total rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 342 stations in the plains was 81.9 centimetres. The normal average rainfall for these 342 stations is 132.6 centimetres.

Electricity disrupted, trees fall

Due to heavy rainfall in the city, electricity in Keshavnagar, Nahre, Dhayri, Shashtrinagar, Navi peth and Dighi was disrupted for a while and was restored later.

Fire brigade emergency number received calls from Aundh, MSEB colony and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan in Model colony where tree branches were reported to have fallen on parked cars due to strong wind. Similar incidents were reported at Model colony, Senapati Bapat road and Ahmednagar road as well.

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 15:14 IST