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Monsoon rains to continue in Ratnagiri; Mumbai, Pune to remain dry

Monsoon rains to continue in Ratnagiri; Mumbai, Pune to remain dry

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Weather in Mumbai

After witnessing some good rainy days, Maharashtra is now gearing up for some reduced activity. Intensity of rains has already reduced on Tuesday. Barring few pockets of Konkan and adjoining North Madhya Maharashtra, almost the entire state remained dry.

Within the span of 24 hours, from 08:30 am on Tuesday, Ratnagiri recorded 7 mm of rains, Matheran 1 mm, Mumbai 1 mm, Mahabaleshwar 0.6 mm and Pune witnessed some traces of rains.

As per Skymet Weather, the reason for the reduction in rains can be related with the weakening of the offshore trough. The trough was running from coastal Maharashtra to Coastal Kerala. However, after weakening, it is now confined to coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

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As of now also, we do not expect any significant weather system over the state. Hence, the weather of most parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra would remain dry for at least next 2-3 days. In the wake of dry weather conditions, the temperatures of the state would once again start rising. However, due to the proximity to coast, parts of Konkan region may continue to receive some light rains.

Monsoon is likely to revive thereafter and the intensity of rains is expected to increase by June 16 over Konkan region including Mumbai. Though, the rain intensity over the capital city would remain moderate but heavy showers are not foreseen.

At this stage, let us see the impact of this weather on the agriculture belt of Maharashtra:

Farmers are advised to irrigate the Kharif crop of Paddy, pulses and short duration fruit crops. As dry weather is a favorable period for pest attacks, farmers are also requested to be vigilant for pest attack in Mango, Cashew nut, and Pomegranate orchard.

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