Twin cities, Pune and Nashik, on the lee side of Western Ghats have been lashed with heavy rains over the last few days. Resultantly, both the cities have exceeded their monthly normal of July, earlier than half way through the month. Between 01st and 13th July, Pune has received 203mm rainfall, surpassing the monthly normal of 187.2mm. Ancient holy city Nashik was further wetter by recording 353.8mm of rainfall till today, against the monthly figure of 156.1mm.
Understandably, Konkan has rained heavily and most locations including Mumbai have overtaken their monthly targets. Mostly, Madhya Maharashtra on the lee side of the Ghats is spared of prolonged monsoon fury. Pune and Nashik have moderate monthly targets throughout the monsoon season. City of Nashik has been raining heavily for the last 5 days and Pune also received heavy showers since Monday, 11th July.
Low pressure area marked over Coastal Odisha, now lies over interior parts of the state and South Chhattisgarh. The convergence zone of the system extends right up to Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra. Also, the monsoon surge is strong enough over the Arabian Sea to have spillover effect across, particularly for North Madhya Maharashtra. Moderate rains with few heavy spells are likely today and tomorrow and tapering off thereafter, for an extended duration.