Source: News Bharati English16 Jul 2017 17:01:45

Mumbai, July 16: Many regions of Maharashtra are observed with heavy rainfall and it is assumed that the state will be receiving heavy to more heavy rain. Nashik is observed of having more active rainfall and now it is now its way to cover entire Maharashtra.

If the weather alert of India Meteorological Department (IMD) is to be believed the Southwest Monsoon has returned to its active phase. Since Thursday, the northern regions of Maharashtra and Konkan now reporting heavy to very heavy rains reported IMD. In the same time, Pune city recorded the rain of 26 mm, the heaviest spell recorded so far in July.

Met office even watch-out warning as this trend is expected to continue over the weekend, particularly over Nandurbar, Nashik, Jalgaon and Dhule districts.

Till July 12, it was remarked that these northern districts fell under the ‘rainfall-deficient’ categories, with a shortage of 30%-50% below normal. But after receiving the heavy rains for only two days, these figures have not only shown marked improvements, but they are touching normal levels.

The sudden spike in rainfall activity over the state to the influence of a low-pressure system lying over west Madhya Pradesh was recognised by the IMD, Pune officials.

Senior Scientist at the climate monitoring analysis group Sunitha Devi stated, “This system, which is expected to move towards Gujarat, is set to further intensify into a deep depression, bringing more and heavier spells of rain over Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, especially during the weekend”.

On Friday, some places in Raigad and Sindhudurg districts in Konkan recorded very heavy rains; Pen (240 mm) and Bhira (178 mm) were among the wettest towns. IMD authorities noted, “the monsoon trough has now shifted southwards and is passing through central India, so the rainfall is expected to get heavier in the coming days”.

Sunitha Devi informed, “The rainfall will be fairly well-distributed over the state, as extended range predictions indicate that the rest of July will be wet. There are fresh systems that will cause rains over central and western parts of the country”.

Meanwhile, in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, the rain is expected to gather momentum only by June 20. From the time when the monsoon season started, Vidarbha has been experiencing deficient rainfall.