21 mm rains in district


Nashik: the district since Tuesday evening witnessed incessant light showers with Nashik dist on Wednesday recording a 21-mm rainfall in a day which is second highest since rainfall of 46 mm recorded in the month of June. Meanwhile, the incessant rains have caused water logging at several places in the city, while Nashikites by and large welcomed the rains despite inconvenience causing to them.

The incessant rains in most parts of the district has revived hopes for sowing activities to speed up. The agriculture department has advised farmers to undertake sowing activities by July 15 as the weather is favourable for crops like maze, bajra and cotton.

However, farmers are still in wait for heavy rains as several talukas including Niphad, Chandwad, Deola, Nandgaon, Malegaon, Baglan, Kalwan and Dindori are still in wait for good spells of rain. Meteorologist Kirankumar Johare on Wednesday said that occurrence of low pressure belt over these rain deficient regions would invite good spells of rain.

Peth taluka in the district on Wednesday recorded highest rainfall of 69 mm followed by Igatpuri and Trimbakeshwar talukas which received 47 mm and 45 mm rainfall respectively, thus leading total rainfall in the district to 234 mm on Wednesday, which is 15.6% on an average.

Meanwhile, the city on Wednesday recorded maximum temperature of 25.3 degrees Celsius, and a minimum of 21.9 degree C with relative humidity levels of 93% . The seasonal average rainfall from June 1 in Nashik is recorded at 191.6 mm.