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Madhya Maharashtra inches closer to surplus Monsoon rainfall

July 4, 2016 7:00 PM |

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Updated on July 4, 2016 07:00 PM: Madhya Maharashtra inches closer to surplus Monsoon rainfall 

During the last 24 hours, good Monsoon rains battered the entire region of Madhya Maharashtra. The region is now inching closer to surplus Monsoon rainfall figure.

On Sunday morning, the region was at 28% rainfall deficiency, but good monsoon rains lashed over the region.

At present, for the month of July, Madhya Maharashtra is 9% below the normal Monsoon rainfall, and this rainfall is expected convert into surplus in anytime soon.

The normal rainfall on July 4 for Madhya Maharashtra is of 7 mm, but the actual relentless rain in the region lashed 27.4 mm of rain. That is a jump of 271% excess rainfall which resulted in the decreased deficiency.

In the last 24 hours, places like Satara received 35.8 mm rainfall and Sangli received 5.5 mm of rainfall in South Madhya Maharashtra.

In comparison, North Madhya Maharashtra received very good rainfall in the last 24 hours. Places like Jalgaon received 46.7 mm of rainfall, Nasik received 84 mm of rainfall and Kolhapur received 13.7 mm of rainfall.

For the next 24-48 hours, moderate rainfall is expected to continue over the region.

Originally published as July 3, 2016 12:10 PM: Monsoon Rain deficiency to decrease in Madhya Maharashtra soon

Normally, the subdivisions of Vidarbha and Marathwada remain rain starved during the entire year including Monsoons. Two back-to-back droughts in 2014 and 2015 further worsened the situation in these areas. However, this Monsoon is turning out to be excellent for both Vidarbha and Marathwada.

Madhya Maharashtra, which normally receives good rainfall in Monsoon, is still rain deficit by 28%. On the other hand, Marathwada has received 4% above normal Monsoon rains so far and Vidarbha 2% surplus in terms of Monsoon showers.

Since the beginning of Monsoon, Madhya Maharashtra has not been receiving much rainfall. Regions like Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Malegaon and Nashik have remained practically dry till now.

However, Monsoon rains are catching up in this region as well. Light to moderate rains have occurred over these areas during last 24 hours. Ahmednagar received 27 mm of rainfall on Saturday.

For the sowing of Kharif crops one or two good spell of rainfall is required. For instance, Nashik received 15 mm of rain on Saturday, but it will not be enough for commencement of sowing in these areas.

We expect scattered light to moderate rains to continue over many parts of Maharashtra at least for next 48 hours. This will improve the soil condition.

The intensity of rain decrease in Marathwada but Vidarbha will continue to receive on and off moderate showers. Madhya Maharashtra will continue to receive good showers for next 48 hours.

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