Nashik gets 26mm rain in 3 hours flat

  • | Tuesday | 26th September, 2023

Nashik: Heavy rain lashed the city throughout Monday, leaving several arterial roads waterlogged. The city received 30.3 mm rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm, including 26 mm rainfall recorded in just three hours, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Waterlogging was reported in the Vidyanagar area near the Iskcon temple on Nashik-Pune road and other parts of the city. This is the second time the city has reported such heavy rains in the last four days, registering rainfall of 80 mm. The city also reported tree felling at Karmayogi Nagar near Govind Nagar. Two trees collapsed at the same location on the road connecting Govind Nagar with the City Centre Mall area, affecting vehicular traffic. Moreover, industrialists also complained about water logging at seven-eight locations in Ambad industrial estate of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), which is located in the jurisdiction of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC). Nikhil Panchal, president of Ambad Industries & Manufacturers Association (AIMA), said they witnessed water-logging for the second time in the last four days on Monday due to heavy rains. We have urged the NMC administration to look into the issue and take measures to ensure that rainwater will not accumulate like this, said Panchal.The IMD has issued a yellow alert, with heavy rains due in Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon and Ahmednagar districts on Tuesday. While the average rainfall in the month of September in Nashik district was 153 mm, the district has received 205 mm rainfall so far.We also published the following articles recentlyHeavy rain leaves city waterloggedInconsistent rain in Patna provided relief from hot weather but caused waterlogging in many areas, creating problems for schoolchildren and office-goers. The meteorologists issued an orange alert for the city, warning of rain and thunderstorms. The Patna Municipal Corporation responded actively, draining rainwater from affected areas. Some areas still experienced waterlogging, leading to traffic jams and power disruptions. Residents faced difficulties during school hours due to knee-deep water on the roads. The monsoon is expected to remain active in Patna for the next three days.Downpour lashes Nashik city, several parts of districtNashik city and rural parts of Nashik district experienced heavy rainfall, with 20.4 mm of rain in just three hours. Water logging was reported on various roads, causing traffic issues. The water resources department released water from Gangapur dam due to the rains, and more may be released if the rain continues. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for the district with heavy to medium rains expected for the next two days. This recent rainfall has led to an increase in water levels in dams in Nashik district.Heavy showers revive crops in Nashik distTwo spells of heavy rain in Nashik have reduced rain deficiency from 45% to 34% and provided relief to rabi and kharif crops. While kharif crops in central and western talukas have seen some respite, over 50% of kharif crops in eastern talukas have died due to lack of rain. However, recent rainfall is expected to revive around 70% of kharif crops, according to the district superintendent of agriculture. The rain is also expected to improve water availability for the rabi season.

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