Pune, October 22: Heavy rainfall accompanied with lightning and thunderstorm hit several areas of Maharashtra in the last few days including Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad. According to a tweet by ANI, Pune has been experiencing another bout of rain since Saturday, bringing back memories of the incessant rains that wrecked havoc in the city this monsoon. Reports inform that water-logging was reported from several areas including Kondhwa and Sahakar Nagar areas in Pune following heavy rainfall.
Earlier this week, the officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Pune had said a low pressure area lying over Lakshadweep in the east-central Arabian Sea is what is causing widespread rain over Maharashtra. The rainfall is likely to go on till October 23. On Sunday, Pune got 38 mm of rain over a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am. According to reports, water has accumulated around this school due to incessant rains. Rivers Flowing Above Danger Mark in Kerala, Karnataka; IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall.
Here's the tweet:
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
The officials added that the current weather condition is due to the wind convergence between the easterlies and winds blowing northwards from this low pressure area. There was fairly widespread rain over most parts of Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan which has led to formation of intense clouding over western Maharashtra and rainfall will intensify up to 3 am on October 30.
Anupam Kashyapi, head, weather department, IMD, Pune was quoted in a report by Indian Express saying that there is a formation of intense clouding over western Maharashtra and rainfall will intensify up to 3 am on October 30. Under this influence, widespread rain accompanied by thunder and lightning over Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Solapur, Satara, Kolhapur, Palghar, Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Raigad till October 22.