PUNE: There is reduction on the horizon from the incessant rain that has battered town and the district over the previous two weeks. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday stated rainfall exercise in town — and the state — will cut back in the approaching 72 hours.
Despite overcast skies, Pune was largely dry on Saturday — Shivajinagar obtained 2.6mm of rainfall in the 24 hours from 8.30am on Friday, adopted by no rain until 5.30pm. Lohegaon recorded 7.6mm until 8.30am on Saturday, and 0.2mm in the 12 hours after that.
On Saturday, Tamhini ghat obtained a staggering 170mm in simply 24 hours. Other locations that recorded triple-digit rainfall included Shirgaon, Dawdi, Dungarwadi, Koyna and Tulsi lake in northern Mumbai. The hill station, Lonavla, obtained 49mm of rainfall in 24 hours. Vasai, Matheran and Kalyan in Konkan, and Igatpuri in Madhya Maharashtra obtained 100mm of rainfall from 8.30am on Friday to 8.30am on Saturday.
“The rainfall activity in the Pune city/district as well as the state will reduce in the next 72 hours, while the very heavy rain warnings will also be downgraded to isolated heavy rain alert, especially over north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra. There would be no warning for Marathwada and Vidarbha,” Anupam Kashyapi, head of climate, IMD Pune instructed TOI.
“The sheer zone aiding the rainfall in the state has dissipated,” Kashyapi stated, including that different climate programs that boosted rainfall exercise in the state are probably to transfer, inflicting a dip in the rainfall.