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Light Monsoon rain in Vidarbha, Marathwada in next 24 hours

July 2, 2015 2:47 PM |


livemintWhile Vidarbha has received relief from the hot weather due to light rain in last 48 hours, Marathwada region of Maharashtra is likely to follow closely as light scattered rain is expected in next 24 hours. According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, a trough is extending from the weather system, present over Bihar, upto Andhra Pradesh. The trough is crossing across Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and Marathwada that will give light rain in places such as Nagpur, Chandrapur, Parbhani, Nanded an Udgir within a span of two days.


Contrast in rainfall in Vidarbha & Marathwada

According to the data available with Skymet, Vidarbha was one of the sub-divisions that observed excess rainfall of 50% or above at the end of June including other sub-divisions such as East and West Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Saurashtra and Kutch. On the flip side, the adjacent Marathwada region only received 120 mm of rain as against its monthly average rainfall of 148 mm.

Marathwada region is the most interior part of Maharashtra. This fact is one of major factors that makes bountiful rains over Maharashtra become meagre before they reach the places in Marathwada region such as Latur, Parbhani and Nanded. This unfavourable geographical presence of Marathwada leads to recurrent monopoly of farmers’ suicides in Marathwada. Though lack of rational water policy and absence of irrigation and irrigation backlog also contribute to farmers’ suicides.

The light rain and cloudy weather in next two days may fail to be the blessing in disguise, however the weather is likely to bring slight respite from the hot and humid weather. As per the latest forecast, the cities situated in Vidarbha and Marathwada are likely to start receiving rain today and the rain activity is likely to continue till tomorrow.

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