Pune: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Shivajinagar weather station recorded 24 mm rainfall on Friday (January 8). The IMD has recorded 33mm of rainfall in Pune in the month of January 2021 so far. With this heavy spell of unseasonal rain, the city has witnessed the wettest month of January in 92 years ever since the IMD observatory was started operations in 1928 in the city.
In 1948 itself, IMD had recorded the maximum (35.1mm) rainfall especially 22.3mm rainfall on January 23, 1948. The IMD officials said that no rainfall was ever recorded from 1951 to 1980 in the history of IMD. Information for the period of 1980 to 2009 could not be gathered from the IMD records. Hence, on basis of the available records with the IMD, Pune city received the highest rainfall in January month since January 1948.
Pune IMD Weather Station – All Time Record
January 23 1948 – 22.3 mm rain in 24 hours
January 8, 2021 – 24 mm rain in 24 hours
January 1948 – 35 mm total rainfall
January 2021 – 33 mm so far (till 8.30pm on January 8)
City witnessed a typical monsoon morning on Friday and rains started in the afternoon. The Shivajinagar weather station recorded 2.7mm rainfall till 2.30pm on Friday afternoon. Pashan also received heavy showers with 5.2mm rains recorded in the area.
— Rav!ndra !namdar (@iRavi_Inamdar) January 8, 2021
Kothrud, Baner, Balewadi, Khadakwasla, Shivane, Uttamnagar, Bibwewadi, Kharadi, Vishrantwadi, Khadki, Wakdewadi, Kasba Peth, Wanawadi, Mundha, Keshavnagar, Nagar Road, Markeytard areas also received heavy spells of rain. Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pimple Saudagar also received good rainfall during the day. Rains continued till 9pm on Friday night but after that it stopped in most of the areas.