IMD forecasts rain for next 24 hoursInfo Guide — By The Desk on August 31, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Times of India: The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea has resulted in good rainfall in the state since Saturday.
According to Medha Khole, director (weather forecasting) India Meteorological Department, ( IMD) Pune, “The situation is likely to continue for the next 24 hours. The Konkan region is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in this period. Other areas like Marathwada, Vidarbha and states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will witness scattered rainfall with the same intensity as Sunday’s. This is a normal development,” she said.
Since Sunday, Pune has received as much as 60.2 mm rainfall leading to waterlogging and disruption of traffic in several places in the city.
The catchment areas of the four dams of Khadakwasla, Varasgaon, Panshet and Temghar also received very good rainfall resulting in an increase in the water levels. From 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, the catchment areas had reported 12 mm, 61 mm, 66 mm and 45 mm of rain, respectively.
Since Friday evening, the cumulative water stock in the four dams has increased by 2.19 TMC. On Monday, the water in the four dams stood at 19.86 TMC, irrigation officials said.
The Panshet dam’s reservoir had 8.46 TMC and it was 79.46 per cent full, said the irrigation officers.
According to A B Chougule, the irrigation department’s deputy engineer, “Other catchments areas like Koyna’s reported 58 mm rainfall on Monday. The dam has 89.15 TMC water of the total water storage capacity of 100.14 TMC, which is 89 per cent. Jayakwadi dam, built on the Godavari river near Aurangabad city in Marathwada has 48.55 TMC water. Its total capacity is 76.65 TMC.”