Rains to reduce over Mumbai, Dahanu, Thane; drain out excess water from crop fields

Rains to reduce over Mumbai, Dahanu, Thane; drain out excess water from crop fields

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Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

Monsoon rains have been lashing the state of Maharashtra for the last many days. However, the intensity of rains has remained extremely heavy over Konkan division. So much so that Mumbai has recorded three-digit rains for four days in a row.

On the last day as well, heavy to very heavy rains were recorded over Konkan region, meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains were observed over parts of Vidarbha. On the other hand, parts of Madhya Maharashtra received scattered light to moderate rains with isolated light spells over Marathwada.

Within the span of 24 hours, from 08:30 am on Tuesday, Mumbai’s Santa Cruz Observatory recorded three-digit rains to the tune of 114 mm, Dahanu 69 mm, Gondia 65 mm, Yeotmal 60 mm, Vengurla 53 mm, Amravati 45 mm, Colaba Observatory 41 mm, Washim 37 mm, Buldana 30 mm, Alibag 24 mm, Ratnagiri 22 mm, Jalgaon 11 mm, Kolhapur 8 mm, and Pune recorded 4 mm of light rains.

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As per Skymet Weather, these rains were on account of the persistence of the cyclonic circulation over South Gujarat. As of now, we expect the rain intensity to decrease over the Konkan region. However, moderate spells with one or two heavy spells are likely to continue for the next two days.

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Most parts of Vidarbha would continue to receive moderate showers with one or two heavy spells. Thus, the cities like Nagpur, Akola, Amravati may get to record some moderate to heavy showers.

However, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra regions, including cities like Pune, Nashik, Parbhani, Aurangabad, and Hingoli would receive light rains only. Skymet Weather further anticipates that such kind of weather conditions would continue over the state for the next two to three days.

Thereafter, the intensity of rains would once again increase over North Konkan around July 14. Mumbai would also record rainfall with a reduced intensity, but moderate showers are still expected.

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

As rains would reduce over Konkan, farmers are advised to complete weeding and top dressing with sufficient quantity of fertilizers. Farmers should also prepare water channels to drain out excess water from Mango, Cashew and sapota garden.

For Vidarbha, farmers are advised to complete sowing of Soybean, Maize, and Sorghum. Also, farmers should complete the first dose of fertilizers in Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra. Farmers are also advised to complete the intercultural operation in Cotton, Pigeon pea, Black Gram, and Green gram.


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