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Maharashtra will receive pre-monsoon showers on June 1 and 2: IMD

According to IMD, Marathawada will receive average rainfall whereas Vidarbha will receive less than average rainfall.

Maharashtra will receive pre-monsoon showers on June 1 and 2: IMD
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The change of month will also signal a change of weather for people in  Maharashtra. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the state will witness early pre-monsoon showers this year. The meteorological department has forecasted pre-monsoon rains across the state on June 1 and 2. It is expected that the state will receive more than its average rainfall this year.

As per the IMD, this year, monsoon will begin June 11 onwards in the state and will return period is expected to begin October 8 onwards. Alongside, the department has stated that El Nino will have no effect on the rainfall this year. According to IMD, Marathawada will receive average rainfall whereas Vidarbha will receive less than average rainfall.

Meanwhile, IMD has predicted that there will be thundershowers in areas such as Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad on May 30. The showers are expected to bring down the soaring mercury across the state.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also started to prepare for the monsoon. As part of the preparations for the monsoon, 400 km of nullahs in the city have been surveyed by drones and about 77 per cent of pre-monsoon cleaning of Mithi river has been carried out successfully.

Along with this, 324 water pumps have been installed in Mumbai at areas that are prone to flooding. The government has also set a system to drain out 6,000 litres of excess water every second to avoid waterlogging in the city.

CM Thackeray had recently held a pre-monsoon meeting with key ministers and divisional commissioners where he claimed that large-capacity pumps have been installed at Kurla and Sion to prevent waterlogging, and nearly 609 road works will be completed by 10 June, while 32 bridge repairs are underway.

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