Pune: After a humid afternoon, Puneites were blessed with a pleasant evening as moderate showers were reported in various parts of the city. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune recorded 5-millimetre rainfall on Saturday.
IMD has forecast that rainfall is likely to increase over parts of Maharashtra and Goa from June 6, which will lead to the probable advance of southwest monsoon over these areas during June 6 to 8.
Mahabaleshwar reported 57 mm rainfall, Nashik reported 0.8 mm, Akola reported 2 mm and Washim 10 mm rainfall on Saturday.
As reported by IMD, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Mizoram and Manipur. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Shirali, Hassan, Mysuru, Kodaikanal, Tuticorin and Aizwal.
Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of northeastern states and south Peninsula during coming two days with the likely development of favourable circulation features and strengthening of cross-equatorial winds.
For Maharashtra, IMD has predicted rainfall in the city in the coming week. IMD also forecast heavy rain followed by thundershowers in Konkan and Goa region and central Maharashtra till June 6.
Across the country, severe heatwave conditions prevailed at one or two pockets over west Rajasthan on Saturday. Also, heatwave conditions prevailed in some parts of west Rajasthan. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 49.7 degrees Celsius at Churu in west Rajasthan. Total rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 346 stations in the plains is 203.5 centimetres. Normal rainfall for these 346 stations is 140.9 centimetres.
IMD predicted that till June 6, heavy rain at a few places with very heavy rain at isolated places is likely over north interior Karnataka, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal and south interior Karnataka. While, heavy rain at isolated places are likely over Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. A thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning is likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.