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Pune Rains: Kolhapur records 18 mm rain today, more showers ahead

August 8, 2019 6:30 PM |

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Updated on Aug 8, 06:15 PM: Kolhapur records 18 mm rain today, more showers ahead

Kolhapur in the last nine hours has recorded 18 mm of rains, and as per our weathermen, more rains are expected to be seen today and through the night. These showers will be mostly moderate in nature and isolated heavy rains may be seen in pockets.

Moreover, expect rainfall activities to be seen in the city of Kolhapur tomorrow as well.

Updated on Aug 8, 3:15 PM: Rains to continue in Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur 

As per weathermen, moderate rains with few heavy showers will continue in cities of Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur for a couple of more days. However, Pune and Nashik will have rains lesser than these areas.

After a couple of more days, rains may reduce to some extent. However, with water bodies overflowing, floodwaters will take a while to recede.

Updated on Aug 8, 12:15 PM: 16 dead due to Rain in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur

16 people have been killed in less than a week in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur due to incessant rains.

Rains in Satara district have claimed seven lives. Four people have lost lives in Pune, while two people died in Sangli and two in Kolhapur. One person has also been killed in Solapur.

Updated on Aug 7, 8:45 PM: All dams of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur are full.

Updated on Aug 7, 8:30 PM: Incessant rains continued to lash several parts of the city on Wednesday. As a result, there is massive waterlogging and a flood-like situation in many parts of the city and its suburbs.

Updated on Aug 7, 8:15 PM: All schools and colleges in five tehsils each of Pune, and Raigad districts including Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts are closed.

Updated on Aug 7, 8:00 PM: Total 132,360 people of 28397 families have been evacuated from all five districts of Pune Division- Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune.

Rainfall recorded in

Sangli: 213%
Satara: 173%
Pune: 166%
Kolhapur: 116%
Solapur: 78%

Updated on Aug 6, 7:45 PM: Maharashtra's CM Fadnavis urges Karnataka's CM Yediyurappa to regulate water discharge from Almati to tackle floods

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged his Karnataka counterpart B S Yediyurappa to increase the water discharge from Almati dam to tackle the floods in Kolhapur, Sangli, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad in Western Maharashtra. The Karnataka CM, meanwhile, has written to Fadnavis to regulate water discharge from Koyna dam to tackle flooding of villages in his state. "I called Karnataka CM to appraise the flood situation and requesting for increasing water discharge in Almati dam," Fadnavis said.

Updated on Aug 6, 1:25 PM: The rising water levels in the Mula, Mutha and Pavana forced the traffic police to close six of the 30 bridges in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad - Rajiv Gandhi bridge from Aundh to Sangvi, Old Sangvi bridge, Dapodi-Bopodi bridge, Old Holkar bridge, Baba Bhide bridge and Tilak bridge.

Updated on Aug 6, 9:00 AM:

Heavy Monsoon rains to the tune of 22 mm have wreaked havoc in the city of Pune with severe waterlogging as observed in many areas such as Chikhali, Wakad, Sangvi, Aundh, Dattawadi, Erandwane, Mangalwar Peth, Kasba Peth, and Somwar peth during the last 24 hours. In fact, Monsoon showers have remained unstoppable in many parts of Madhya Maharashtra including Pune since the last two to three days.

Nearly 4000 people have been evacuated and taken to a safer place, following the water released from the Pavana dam which had resulted in flooding in many low lying areas around the Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers.

According to our meteorologists, on and off rainfall activities will continue in the city today as well. However, relief is in sight as intensity is likely to go down. This would help in floodwaters to recede gradually.

Now, the Monsoon surge along the West Coast would lose its strength, thus reducing the rainfall activities over North Konkan and Goa as well as North Madhya Maharashtra including Pune. However, chances of short spells of localised rain over the city and adjoining areas cannot be ruled out for the next two to three days.

Further, a significant reduction in weather activities is expected August 10 onward, wherein dry weather conditions would take over the city once again.

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