For the second time in a month, heavy rains battered Pune, inundating many parts of Maharashtra’s second-largest city. At least 1 person died after over 50 trees collapsed in many areas, causing severe traffic jams and waterlogging several parts of the city. Over 300 people have been evacuated and IMD issued warnings of very heavy rainfall.
Pune city and neighbouring areas will continue to experience wet days till October 10. The Southwest monsoon is expected to start withdrawing from the northwestern parts of the country towards the end of this week, around October 10 or October 11. Depending on this, the retreat over Maharashtra and other areas in central India will be realised.
With a trough running between Maharashtra and Goa, officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast more rainfall over Pune district from October 7 to October 10.
In September, at least 17 people lost their lives in separate incidents in Pune after heavy rains battered the Maharashtra information technology hub.