Mumbai rain effect? Pune getting ‘good’ rainfall today, says IMD

Officials from IMD said that till September 19, Pune had received a total of 630.5mm rainfal - 133.4 mm more than the average

pune Updated: Sep 20, 2017 15:39 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
Jui Dharwadkar
Hindustan Times, Pune
The weather department has predicted more rains in the city and district on September 20.(HT File Photo)

With Mumbai once again experiencing relentless downpours for the last 24 hours, Pune has also been witnessing heavy rainfall for the last few days. On Tuesday, the city witnessed 18.7mm rainfall from 8.30am to 5.30pm. With this, Pune has so far received over 54% of excess rainfall than the average, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Officials from IMD Pune informed that, till September 19, Pune had received a total of 630.5mm rainfall, which is 133.4 mm more than the average precipitation. The city gets an average rainfall of 497 mm every year.

The weather department has predicted more rains in the city and Pune district on September 20 and its intensity may likely reduce thereafter as light showers are expected on September 21.

AK Srivastava, head of climate monitoring and analysis group said, “There are two systems, one in Arabian sea and the other in Bay of Bengal. The heavy rainfall in Konkan region and Goa is due to the Arabian sea system which is very strong right now. By September 21, this system is going to loose its strength and so the intensity of the rainfall will reduce. Rains might continue but the intensity will reduce. At the same time, the Bay of Bengal system will grow strong and the regions of Chattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh may receive rainfall. This time, Vidarbha may also experience rainfall.”

Apart from Pune district, few other districts in the state have also received excess rainfall. The districts which have received excess rainfall include Aurangabad, Nashik, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Parbhani and Akola. Out of these Nashik has received the maximum excess rainfall of 457.8mm so far.

The areas which have received less rainfall than the average expected rainfall include Mumbai, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli, Malegaon and Panjim.

With the recent rainfall, the situation of dams has also improved across the state. Till September 19, the live storage of water in all dams of Maharashtra was 70.23% as against 70.65% recorded during the sameperiod last year.

Dam situation in Pune- Live water storage till September 19- 87.14% as against 82.16% recorded during the same period last year

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 23:44 IST