Pune: IMD Issues Yellow Alert from June 28 to July 1

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Pune: IMD Issues Yellow Alert from June 28 to July 1

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Pune. Light to moderate rainfall expected.

28 June, 2024

After experiencing light to intense rainfall from June 1-8, the rain in Pune has decreased significantly. Weather experts attributed this to the monsoon branch in the Arabian Sea becoming weak. However, the monsoon picked up again around June 21.

Although the IMD had issued an orange alert for Pune on June 25 and 26, the city did not get much rain during those days. In the last 48 hours, the ghat areas of Pune have seen more rain, but there hasn’t been a lot of rain since the middle of June. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Pune between June 28 and July 1 and light to isolated moderate rains are expected during this period.  

The revival of the monsoon is important as the annual Pandharpur Palkhi procession, is coming up. Many people who join this procession are farmers. After the first rain in mid-June, they finish their sowing activities and then participate in the procession. The palkhi will arrive in Pune on Sunday, June 30.

A senior meteorologist at IMD Pune, explained, “A low-pressure belt exists over South Maharashtra to the north of Kerala. Monsoon is in active condition in Maharashtra. Hence, the active system is bringing light to moderate rains in the state. Currently, a yellow alert has been issued for five districts in Konkan and Central Maharashtra, including Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, and Satara. Along with this, all districts in Vidarbha also have a yellow alert, and there are chances of light to moderate rains in isolated areas.”

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