Mahabaleshwar, on Wednesday, witnessed its wettest day in June to date, recording 212 mm until Thursday.
Rainfall on the hill-station had picked up from June 16, and showers have been constant there ever since. Due to beneficial orography, Mahabaleshwar is one of the heavy-rain-recording areas of Maharashtra. During monsoon, Mahabaleshwar receives a median of 5,530mm of rain.
The presence of an off-shore trough between Karnataka and Kerala together with one other trough operating between central Arabian Sea and south Konkan has stored monsoon currents lively over Konkan and south-central Maharashtra areas.
The year-wise June rainfall information of Mahabaleshwar, maintained by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), present that the hill station records such intense spells each June. Data from earlier years present that the hill station’s 24-hour rainfall common has persistently been over 200 mm: 362 mm in 2015, 290 mm in 2013 and 204 mm in 2011.
Mahabaleshwar’s all-time rainfall file for June was in 1915, when the vacationer vacation spot recorded 393 mm in 24 hours.
Other places in Konkan and adjoining central Maharashtra, the place heavy-to-very-heavy rain was reported on Wednesday embrace Harnai (200 mm), Vengurla (90 mm), Kolhapur (85 mm), Ratnagiri (65 mm), Satara (52 mm) and Alibag (49 mm).