Marathwada’s monsoon share inches towards normal amid heavy downpour

  • | Tuesday | 26th September, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: The good run of monsoon in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and nearby areas continued on Monday with several parts of the region receiving heavy showers.Several parts of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar reported nearly half-an-hour-long spell of medium showers after 12.30pm followed by occasional spells of light rain till evening. Parts of neighbouring Jalna, Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts also recorded noticeable rainfall activity.The rainfall also affected the movement of schoolchildren in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and caused traffic snarls at busy chowks for a brief period.Earlier, Marathwada recorded an average of 13 mm rainfall between Sunday and Monday morning with Hingoli (38 mm), Nanded (19 mm), Beed (17 mm), Latur (11 mm), Jalna (10 mm) receiving most showers in the region.Marathwada, comprising eight districts, has now reported 535 mm rainfall since June 1 as against the expected 652 mm rain. The region currently has a rainfall deficiency of 18%.As per the official forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department, many areas from Marathwada are likely to witness thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds with no chance of major rainfall activity during the next at least 48 hours.K K Dakhore, an agricultural meteorologist with Parbhani-based Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, said the progress of rainy season in the region after mid-September has produced conducive conditions for the crops.If the withdrawal phase of monsoon produces more rain in days to come, the upcoming rabi season may have sufficient availability of water, he said.We also published the following articles recentlyMonsoon revival may reduce Marathwadas rainfall deficiencyMarathwada, India is expected to receive rain over the next 72 hours, which will help reduce the regions 23% rainfall deficit. Several parts of Marathwada, including Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, have already experienced light to moderate showers. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places. The rainfall will benefit farmers and improve groundwater levels in the region.Grand festivities start at Chhatrapati SambhajinagarThe city of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar in India celebrated the arrival of Lord Ganesha with vibrant processions and enthusiastic celebrations. Devotees flocked to popular markets to purchase idols, dressed in traditional attire with their families. The festival, known as Ganeshotsav, lasts for 10 days and is marked with great enthusiasm every year. The federation of over 1,500 Ganesh mandals in the city has called for eco-friendly and peaceful celebrations. In addition, plans for a larger temple for the local deity, Sansthan Ganapati, were announced.Monsoon to leave with light rainfallThe monsoon season in Indore is expected to gradually retreat with light rainfall and no heavy spells anticipated. On Monday, the city experienced isolated light rainfall, with the airport observatory recording 0.4mm. The maximum temperature dropped to 29.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 22.1 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels decreased from 94% in the morning to 71% in the evening. Neighboring areas, however, experienced heavy rainfall, with Udainagar recording 150mm in the last 24 hours.

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