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Intensity of rainfall in Maharashtra to reduce: IMD

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Aug 11, 2019, 3:02 am IST
Updated : Aug 11, 2019, 3:02 am IST

Due to rough weather at sea, the MET department has advised people to avoid venturing into the water for next 24 hours.

In a breather for those hit by floods, the intensity of rainfall in the state is likely to reduce, according to weathermen. Presently, the districts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur are reeling under severe floods owing to incessant rain this week.
 In a breather for those hit by floods, the intensity of rainfall in the state is likely to reduce, according to weathermen. Presently, the districts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur are reeling under severe floods owing to incessant rain this week.

Mumbai: In a breather for those hit by floods, the intensity of rainfall in the state is likely to reduce, according to weathermen. Presently, the districts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur are reeling under severe floods owing to incessant rain this week. According to weather officials, there is no significant rain activity expected from tomorrow till August 13.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that areas like Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Pune, Nashik and Satara are likely to witness light to moderate rains. “The intensity of rainfall will further decrease due to the current weather system. For Mumbai, it is expected to be cloudy with light rain at a few areas,” said an India Meteorological Department  official.

According to private weather forecasting agency, Skymet Weather, the existent depression has weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area and moved further west during the last 24 hours.

Most parts of the state, especially south central Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, are experiencing reduced rain activity, Skymet noted. The India Meteorological Depart-ment also said that rain activity is going to further decrease due to weakening of monsoon conditions.

“The depression over the central parts of Madhya Pradesh moved northwestward and lay over Madhya Pradesh. It is very likely to continue moving northwestward and gradually weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during the next 24 hours.” the IMD noted.

Due to rough weather at sea, the MET department has advised people to avoid venturing into the water for next 24 hours.

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