Showers continued to lash Maharashtra, with Pune, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Nashik and neighbourhood areas of those districts recording steady-moderate-to-heavy rainfall for almost 20 hours since Thursday night.
Dams in Pune and Nashik reached their optimum capacities whereas the Irrigation division launched water from Khadakwasla, Panshet, Kasarsai and Mulshi dams from time-to-time on Friday.
For 12-hours from 8.30am on Friday, Chinchwad, Shivajinagar, Wanowrie, Hadapsar, Nigdi, Alandi and Loni Kalbhor areas in Pune metropolis obtained average rainfall (15.6 to 64mm). Between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Shivajinagar recorded 30.6mm of rainfall Lohegaon logged 30.3mm.
Related rainfall was reported from Mumbai, Nashik, Palghar and Matheran since Thursday night. The 24-hour rainfall rely ranged between 100mm – 200mm in these districts.
“With the possible weakening of the well-marked low-pressure system over UP, the rainfall in Maharashtra will scale back from Saturday onwards. There will probably be a break in rainfall exercise for 2 to a few days earlier than it resumes round September 20 over components of Maharashtra,” Anupam Kashyapi, head, climate forecasting division, IMD, Pune, stated.