Rains pick momentum in Pune, catchment areas yet to catch up

Most parts of the city witnessed rainfall unlike Monday when the onset of monsoon was declared by IMD.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 22, 2016 12:20:45 am
monsoon, pune monsoon, pune rain, rain in pune, pune waterlogging, pune news, indian express news While the Met department said that this would be a weak spell, the rains would pick up from June 24 onwards.

Pune witnessed rains on Tuesday with the city recording 2.2 mm rainfall, while Lohegaon witnessed 18 mm rainfall. The southwest monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of Madhya Maharashtra, East Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and most parts of West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and entire Jammu and Kashmir and some more parts of West Uttar Pradesh.

Most parts of the city witnessed rainfall unlike Monday when the onset of monsoon was declared by IMD. While the Met department said that this would be a weak spell, the rains would pick up from June 24 onwards.

However, the catchment areas did not witness sufficient rainfall. The overall storage has dipped to 5.85 per cent (1.71 TMC) as against last year’s 8.19 per cent (2.39 TMC). Irrigation officials said that dam levels have never dipped so low in the recent past.

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