Parts of Maharashtra including South Konkan and Goa and South Madhya Maharashtra received flooding rains between July 20 and 23. The main parts of the Raigad district as well as Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Ratnagiri were submerged in severe floods. More than a hundred people lost their lives due to incessant heavy rain.
An offshore trough extending from South Gujarat to the Kerala coast and a low-pressure area was over the Eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. Low-level westerly winds were strong over the Maharashtra coast. These weather parameters enhanced rainfall activities over Maharashtra.
As stated by Skymet that rain activities will subside from the evening of July 23rd, rain has subsided significantly over most parts of Maharashtra. During the last 24 hours, only light rain with one or two moderate spells occurred over Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Madhya Maharashtra. The flood situation is improving, and relief and rescue operations are in full swing due to the decrease in rains.
The low-pressure area is moving in a northerly direction and will get weaken. Moreover, the offshore trough has also become insignificant. Now we do not expect any significant rain over interior parts of Maharashtra. The weather of Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Madhya Maharashtra will remain almost dry with isolated light rain until July 28 or 29. Konkan and may continue to receive light rain while heavy rains are ruled out.