Nashik city gets 19.3mm rainfall in nine hours

  • | Thursday | 28th September, 2023

Nashik: Heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday leading to water-logging on roads in various parts and also on the banks of the Godavari river.The city received 19.3mm of rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm leading to the swelling of the Godavari till the waist of the Dutondya Maruti, a landmark generally considered to be a yardstick in measuring the level of the river.The incessant rain forced the water resources department (WRD) to release water from Gangapur dam into heavy catchment areas around noon. A total of 3,400 cusec of water released from the dam on Wednesday.The city witnessed water-logging in areas near Mumbai Naka police station, Kalika temple and on other roads across the city. Moreover, water-logging was also reported on the road below the flyover in Mumbai Naka and Dwarka area of the city. Weekly vegetable, which is set up on the banks of the Godavari every Wednesday, had to be closed as the heavy rain led to inundation of the area around noon.The city has been witnessing heavy rains over the past three days (Nashik has has received 70 mm rainfall in the last three days since Monday). Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light to medium rain for four days from Thursday across the district.After a lull in July and early September, rains have revived across the state, including the Marathwada region. The revived monsoon is likely to reduce the rain deficit in the region and is also likely to bring relief to the farmers, who had started getting anxious about the survivial of Kharif crops.We also published the following articles recentlyHeavy rain leaves city waterloggedInconsistent rain in Patna provided relief from the heat but caused waterlogging in many areas, affecting schoolchildren and office-goers. The meteorologists issued an orange alert for the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. The Patna Municipal Corporation responded by deploying teams and pumps to drain the waterlogged areas. However, some areas still experienced waterlogging, leading to traffic jams and power disruptions. Residents faced difficulties, with one resident having to wade through knee-deep water to drop their child at school.Heavy rain likely in interior areas, swollen rivers concernThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted a decrease in rainfall activity in the state of Odisha, with heavy rain warnings issued for four specific districts. The movement of a low pressure system towards Chhattisgarh has caused heavy rain in interior Odisha districts, leading to a rise in the water level of the Hirakud reservoir. The IMD predicts scattered rainfall for three days following Friday. The state has received over 200mm excess rain compared to normal, with only three districts experiencing marginal rain deficit.Heavy rain forecast for three days in stateThe meteorological department has predicted heavy rain in North Chhattisgarh and adjoining South Chhattisgarh districts for the next three days. A yellow alert has been issued for Jashpur and Raigarh districts. Other districts in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Mumbai are also expected to experience heavy rain. The heavy rainfall has caused flood-like situations, disrupted normal life, and led to evacuations in some areas. The water situation in the affected regions has improved due to the heavy rains.

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