The sky, however, remained dark and cloudy through day.
The rain helped bring down the maximum temperature in the district. The has dropped down to 26.5 degrees while minimum remains constant at 21.5 degrees.
In the last 24 hours, Kolhapur district has received 13.9mm rainfall in which Gagan Bawda tehsil received the highest 57.9mm rainfall followed by Bhudargad (25.6mm) and Ajara tehsil (25.2mm), whereas Shirol tehsil received the least 2.8mm rainfall. The river water of Panchaganga is flowing at 8.8 feets at Rajaram barrage in Kasba Bawda area of the city on Wednesday.
Ashok Patil, a resident from Kalamba area said, “This light drizzle is of no help in increasing the depleted dam water levels. Heavy rains should be received in the region for atleast a week so that the water storage in dams and lakes will increase. Kalamba lake has almost dried up and awaits heavy rain.”
As per the Indian Meterological Department (IMDO, Satara district continues to have an Orange alert while Kolhapur district has received a yellow alert for Thursday and Friday.
Accordingly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in the ghat areas of Satara district while heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in the ghat areas of Kolhapur district.