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In a breather, IMD predicts drop in rainfall in Maharashtra from Friday

At least 27 people have died in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts, officials said on Thursday

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Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

A view of water-logging at Dadar TT due to heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The state capital Mumbai, too, witnessed water-logging in many areas on Thursday after overnight rains.

In a relief for Maharashtra, where

several districts have received heavy showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted "drastic reduction" in activity in the state from Friday.

Western districts of Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur have been witnessing heavy showers in the last two days.

At least 27 people have died in rain-related incidents in Solapur, Sangli and Pune districts, officials said on Thursday.

The state capital Mumbai, too, witnessed water-logging in many areas on Thursday after overnight rains.

As per the office here, Pune's Shivajinagar area received 112.1 mm whereas the Lohegaon and Pashan observatories recorded 125.7 mm and 120.2 mm showers, respectively, in last the 24 hours (starting from 8.30 am on Wednesday).

Since Thursday morning, the activity in Pune and adjoining areas reduced except intermittent showers in some parts of the city, it said.

"There is no warning from Saturday onwards for the current spell. As far as warning for October 16 is concerned, only yellow warning (authorities advised to 'be updated') has been issued.

"From tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, a drastic reduction in the rainfall activity in the state will be observed," said Anupam Kashyapi, head, weather department,

As per the IMD, in Pune and adjoining areas, moderate rainfall coupled with thundery activity is likely to occur on Friday.

From Saturday onwards, light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur in the district, it said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, October 15 2020. 23:43 IST
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