Post-monsoon rains continued to lash the city and most parts of the western Maharashtra today, affecting normal life and damaging crops.
The city recorded 75 mm rains till last night accompanied by strong winds, Director MET office, Medha Khole said here.
According to the Directorate of Agriculture, heavy downpour in Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts has adversely affected crops like grapes and cotton.
The unseasonal rains have also caused damage to ‘tur’ dal (Pulse) and ‘jowar’ in some regions of northern Maharashtra, including Khandesh.
Vehicular traffic was badly affected in the city due to water-logging in many areas. Traffic on Pune-Mumbai Highway was also disrupted last night when a gas tanker turned turtle near Kamshet due to rains, police said, adding it has now been restored.
Khole said heavy rainfall was expected to continue over coastal and Madhya Maharashtra during the next 48 hours.