The state is expected to see end of monsoon only from the first week of October. While the withdrawal of monsoon has started in Rajasthan Thursday, Maharashtra is expected to have another spell of rain.
“Presently, good rains are being registered in Konkan region and Madhya Maharashtra due to the upper cyclone circulation in north Madhya Maharashtra. With a low pressure expected in the north Bay after September 22, another spell of rainfall expected. Hence, the state is likely to see good rainfall in the last two weeks of September,” said PK Nandakar, head weather forecast development division of the Indian Metereological Department (IMD), Pune.
While Pune has already registered above normal rainfall as against the country’s five per cent deficiency, there have been many states in the country such as Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana that have received rainfall below their expectations.
The Met department had earlier issued a forecast that this year the country would get an above-normal rainfall.
Officials from the Met department are hopeful of bridging the deficiency before the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from the country.