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Incessant rain in city over next 48 hours: IMD

The city on Wednesday saw a lot of wind activity in most places,along with incessant rains.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 23, 2009 4:11:23 am

The city on Wednesday saw a lot of wind activity in most places,along with incessant rains.

Even as the wind velocity in the city on Tuesday was five nautical miles per hour (knots),it was low on Wednesday but could continue to scale up with the monsoon activity increasing in central Maharashtra.

With last week seeing wind velocity at 10 knots,Khole said that it would increase upto 15 knots although she maintained that there was no normal mean which can ascertain whether the velocity is above or below normal.

Medha Khole,director (weather central),said that increased wind velocity would result in more rains and this was quite common during the monsoon season. On Wednesday,the city recorded 32.4 mm rainfall.

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With the well marked low pressure area in Madhya Pradesh,there would be increased monsoon activity in the region and all over the state she said.

The weather department has also forecast incessant rains for the next 48 hours. “There would be widespread rainfall activity in Konkan,Goa and central Maharashtra,’’ she said. On Wednesday,Dahanu recorded 22 cm rainfall while Mahabaleshwar recorded 15 cm rainfall. The highest recorded rainfall for the season for the city was on July 15 with 93.7 mm in one day.

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