Pune: With rising heat across the State, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts heatwave conditions in Vidarbha, north-central Maharashtra and Marathwada. From May 5, the weather will be dry according to the IMD.
On Thursday, Pune recorded 38.4 degrees Celsius with clear skies and rising heat during the daytime. The highest maximum temperature reported in the State was at 44.3 degrees Celsius at Parbhani and the lowest minimum temperature was reported at 19.5 degrees Celsius at Pune.
For Pune city, IMD has predicted that the day temperature shall remain around 39 degrees Celsius in the coming few days and the night temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius till May 9.
According to the IMD, maximum temperatures are likely to continue to remain in the range of 40 to 43 degrees Celsius over parts of Gujarat, Telangana, Rayalaseema and interior Maharashtra till May 6.
On Thursday, heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of west Rajasthan. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 46 degrees Celsius at Phalodi in west Rajasthan.
Till May 7, heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya. A thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh. Moreover, IMD predicted that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is very likely at isolated places over west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir during the same time. Duststorm along with thunderstorm likely at isolated places over west Rajasthan on May 7, said IMD.
For May 8 and May 9, IMD predicted that fairly widespread to widespread rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy falls likely over northeast India. Isolated to scattered rain and thundershowers likely over the western Himalayan region, plains of northwest India, south peninsula and east India.