Relief for Marathwada: Parts of the parched region receive heavy rains

The water-starved region of Marathwada, including Aurangabad city, received bouts of unseasonal heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning on early Monday morning, according to this report by The Times of India.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

According to Skymet Weather,  Pune, Aurangabad and Latur recorded scattered to moderate rain and squally winds over 24 hours. Other isolated parts of the region recorded heavy rainfall.

The weather forecast website expects that the weather to stay the same for the next two to three days.

The Times of India report also states that the India Meteorologial Department has predicted that the temperature is expected to range from a minimum of 22°C to 37°C and rain or thundershowers can be expected over the next 48 hours.

With only two percent water left in dams of the drought-hit region and 15 percent left in the state, this may be translated as good news for the water conservation work ongoing in Latur and regions of Marathwada.

In the last five years, this is the fourth time the region has been hit by drought.

Updated Date: May 18, 2016 11:43 AM