Steep rise in mercury levels announce summer’s arrival

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 29 March 2018

The highest maximum temperature recorded in the State was in Akola at 42.5 degrees Celsius while the lowest minimum temperature was recorded in Nashik at 16 degrees Celsius.

PUNE: According to the forecast made by India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave conditions would prevail in Vidarbha till March 31. Weather would remain dry across other parts of the State in the coming week.

Pune may also witness hotter days, noted the IMD, with the maximum temperature likely to rise beyond 37 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

Pune, on Thursday, recorded highest temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius and lowest temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. The highest maximum temperature recorded in the State was in Akola at 42.5 degrees Celsius while the lowest minimum temperature was recorded in Nashik at 16 degrees Celsius.

Pune would experience day temperatures as high as 38 degrees Celsius in the coming week. The night temperatures would be in the range of 18 to 16 degrees Celsius. The sky would remain clear during this period.

On Thursday, severe heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and west Rajasthan.

The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 43 degrees Celsius in Phalodi, west Rajasthan. The lowest minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius was recorded in Sikar, east Rajasthan.

According to IMD, thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places over Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar on March 31 and April 1. The thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is very likely at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during the same time.

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