Most parts of Maharashtra are likely to witness a long wet spell between 05th and 10thJuly. Already, decent showers lashed many parts of Vidarbha and North Marathwada in the past 24hr. Moderate rainfall was recorded across north and south Madhya Maharashtra. While Jalgaon in north registered 52mm, Kolhapur in south measured 32mm rainfall in 24hr. Wardha, Gondia, Amraoti, Akola and Nanded in Vidarbha and Marathwada also recorded moderate to heavy rainfall during this period. More rainfall awaits all these parts during this week.
Low pressure area, which earlier formed over Odisha and Bay of Bengal is now over central parts of Madhya Pradesh. This system will move further westward over Southwest Madhya Pradesh and North Madhya Maharashtra. Also, there is another cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Coastal Odisha. This feature is likely to strengthen and move across Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh, along the border areas of Maharashtra. An east-west trough joining these 2 systems will run across northern parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada. An off shore trough is also active and extends Gujarat coast to Konkan region. Heavy weather activity from the Ghats is likely to spill over on the lee side covering north Madhya Maharashtra.
Under the influence of these 2 features, entire state of Maharashtra will be under seize, with active monsoon conditions till the weekend. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over Dhule, Nasik, Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Hingoli, Parbhani, Amraoti, Akola, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Buldhana and Gadchiroli. Sub divisions of Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra are likely to make up their shortfall of the season. Marathwada will increase its margin of surplus during this period. With a short break of about 48hr, heavy rains will resume again from 12thJuly, lasting for next 4-5 days.