The coastal areas of Maharashtra have been observing good rains for quite some time now. All thanks to Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu, which despite going away from the state, has been giving rains.
During the last 24 hours, light to moderate rain and thundershower activities have occurred over the Maharashtra region.
According to the data available with Skymet, Nashik has recorded 92.1 mm of rainfall, followed by Gondia 20 mm of rainfall, Ratnagiri 11.7 mm and Mahabaleshwar 9.7 mm of rainfall, in the last 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Saturday. These activities were accompanied with moderate to strong winds. On the other hand, light winds with partly cloudy sky conditions were observed in the interior parts.
The other three meteorological divisions such as Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra have experienced very warm to hot weather conditions, during the last 24 hours. In fact, isolated places even experienced heat wave like conditions.
According to Skymet Weather, the reason for ongoing rains over the coastal areas of Maharashtra can be attributed to the Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over the Northeast Arabian Sea. Moreover, an off shore Trough is extending from South Maharashtra up to Kerala. Thus, strong winds would continue along the coast, in association with light to moderate rain and thundershower activities during the next 24 to 36 hours. Thereafter, the intensity of these rains will increase.
On the contrary, the weather of Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha will remain almost dry. However, light rain and thundershowers over isolated places cannot be ruled out during next 36 to 48 hours.
Moreover, due to an increase in cloud cover, the day temperatures would ease out a bit, however, isolated places like Chandrapur may continue to experience heat wave like conditions for some more time.
According to our meteorologists, places like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Harnai, Mumbai, Colaba, Dahanu, Santa Cruz, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Gondia and Nagpur will experience light to moderate rains during the next 36 to 48 hours.
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