It poured the whole day with Met Department registering 34. 5 mm rainfall in the city and suburbs till 8.30 pm last night as the fire brigade received distress calls mainly involving uprooting of tress in different parts.

Unlike Konkan, Vidarbha and parts of Marathwada, the Western Maharashtra witnessed a late onset of the monsoon following widespread rains reported from Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli districts.

The catchment areas of four city dams--- Varasgaon, Panshet, Pavna and Khadakwasla--- too registered a good rainfall, the weather office said.

The vigorous monsoon activity is expected continue in the next two days, it added. Six long distance trains plying between Pune and Mumbai were cancelled yesterday due to heavy rains, while some others were rescheduled, Central Railway officials said adding that the train traffic was expected to normalize in next 48 hours.

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