State continues to be flooded by rain; Pune, Nashik dams reach their capacity

Since Thursday evening, a steady-moderate-to-heavy rainfall has been falling in Pune, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Nashik and their surrounding areas.

The dams at Pune and Nashik reached maximum capacity while the Irrigation Department released water from Khadakwasla and Panshet dams.

From Friday at 8.30am, Chinchwad and Shivajinagar received moderate rainfall (between 15.6 and 64mm) for 12 hours. Between 8.30am – 5.30pm Shivajinagar received 30.6mm of rainfall. Lohegaon recorded 30.3mm.

Similar rainfall was also reported in Mumbai, Palghar, Matheran, and Nashik since Thursday night. These districts received between 100 and 200 mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

“With the possible weakening the well-marked low pressure system over UP the rainfall in Maharashtra may decrease from Saturday onwards. Anupam Kashyapi (head, weather forecasting division, IMD Pune) stated that there will be a short-term halt in rainfall activity. It will resume around September 20 over some parts of Maharashtra.

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