Pune records 89 mm in six hours, more showers expected

Pune records 89 mm in six hours, more showers expected

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Updated at 06:30 PM, Oct 13, 2017: For the past few hours, the city of Pune has been recording heavy showers. So much so that the Queen of Deccan saw some torrential showers making way into the city. Thus, in a span of six hours between 08:30 am and 2:30 pm, Pune has recorded a whopping 89 mm of rainfall.

As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, more showers are expected over the city of Pune. However, now, the intensity is expected to reduce and only light to moderate showers will be seen during the next 24 hours.

Published on Oct 13, 2017: Since last many days, both the coastal areas of Maharashtra as well as Madhya Maharashtra have been witnessing moderate to heavy rains. But now, the intensity of these rains are decreasing over the aforementioned areas.

Thus, places such as Ratnagiri, Harnai, Nanded, Parbhani, Ahmednagar and Thane have been observing scattered rains only. Besides this, a few places in Vidarbha and South Madhya Maharashtra have been observing good rains.

Within the span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Amaravati recorded heavy rainfall of 78 mm, followed by Washim at 52 mm, Bhira 18 mm, Nashik 12.4 mm, Chandrapur 10 mm, Mahabaleshwar 8 mm, Solapur 5.4 mm, Buldhana and Pune 4 mm, Yeotmal 3 mm, Akola 2 mm and Malegaon 1 mm.

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These weather conditions can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation which is seen prevailing over Northeast Arabian Sea off Gujarat and Konkan Coast. Also, a trough is seen extending from this system up to the east-central Arabian Sea.

Due to the effect of these weather systems over the state, light to moderate rain and thundershowers are expected to lash several parts of Konkan & Goa region during the next 24 hours. Whereas, Vidarbha and South Madhya Maharashtra region will continue to witness scattered rainfall activities during the similar time frame.

Thereafter, the intensity of these rains is anticipated to reduce gradually over northern districts of Maharashtra including North Konkan, North Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

In the meantime, districts such as Sangli, Satara, Pune, Sindhudurg, Jalna, Ratnagiri, Amaravati, Kolhapur and Wardha will continue to witness good rains for the next 24 hours.

On the other hand, dry weather conditions are likely to continue over Jalgaon, Dahanu and adjoining areas.

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Maximums are expected to remain around 30-33 degrees Celsius. While the minimum temperatures will settle around 25-26 degrees Celsius.

As on October 12, the sub-divisional rainfall distribution statistics show that Vidarbha, Marathwada, Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra are all rain surplus by 75%, 28%, 27% and 71%, respectively.

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