Heavy rain warning for Pune

NPnews24 Online Pune: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued extremely heavy rainfall warning for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur for Thursday.

Kolhapur and Sangli have been lashed with rainfall and are coping with floods from last few day.

“`Extremely heavy rain’ warning is issued for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts, especially for ghat areas, on August 7 and August 8, and on August 9, there is a heavy to very heavy rain warning for these three districts, especially for ghat areas,” said Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather Department, IMD.
“On Thursday, Pune too is likely to get a good spell of rain,” he said.

“There is a red alert exclusively for ghat areas of Pune district,” said Kashyapi. “As the dams near Pune are 100 per cent full filled and more water will have to be released, so there is a possibility of flooding in Pune city and outskirts on Friday,” he added.

Ghat areas of Kolhapur are expected to receive extremely heavy rain on Thursday and heavy to very heavy rain the day after.

“Elsewhere in Maharashtra, there will be a reduction in the rainfall activity on August 10 and on August 11, there will be a significant reduction lasting for at least three to four days,” Kashyapi said.