The India Meteorological Department, Pune, has predicted pre-monsoon rains in parts of Maharashtra from May 30 and the state is bracing for heavy rainfall.
The weather agency has predicted early advancement of the monsoon and that too, at least four to five days prior, as compared to its normal date.
Talking about the pre-monsoon rain activity in Maharashtra, Dr Kashyapi explained “In 2022, pre-monsoon rainfall activity was less throughout the state as compared to in the past. Now, the conditions have become favourable for pre-monsoon rain activity i.e westerly winds from the Arabian sea are getting stronger and these winds are bringing enough moisture over the state, especially the Konkan-goa and Madhya Maharashtra.”
“Winds carrying moisture over Vidarbha – Marathwada because of the trough line – low pressure extended line bringing moisture from the Bay of Bengal towards this region of Maharashtra which falls in the central part of India.
Very light rainfall along with little thunderstorm activity has been predicted for Maharashtra and from May 30 to 31, summer rainfall activity is expected to increase in the state.
Districts such as Konkan Goa, Sindhadurg, Ratnagiri, Madhya Maharashtra, Solapur, Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli are most likely to get pre-monsoon rainfall at isolated places from time to time accompanied with lightning and thunderstorm activity.
Talking about Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, Dr Kashyapi said, “There is less chance of pre-monsoon rains in the next 48 hours, but after May 30, pre-monsoon rains will increase in the above two regions of Maharashtra. Parbhani, Beed, Nanded, Latur, Hingoli and Osmanabad Districts will witness pre-monsoon rains and similar weather conditions have been predicted for Vidarbha districts like Amravati Wardha , Nagpur, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Bhandara at isolated places from time to time.”
During this period, people will witness thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds or very strong winds for some time from May 30 to 31 onwards at isolated places till the first seven days of June.
“Such rainfall activity is most likely to happen at isolated places in the above 13 districts, “Dr Anupam Kashyapi added.