Hotter days ahead for State, says IMD

Namrata Devikar
Monday, 22 April 2019

Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather at IMD Pune, noted that the temperature in the State is set to rise this week.

PUNE: Though the weather was pleasant during the last week in most parts of the State, this week may witness hotter days. 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Vidarbha may experience heat wave like situation between April 23 and April 25.

As of Sunday evening, the IMD has not issued any heat wave warning for other parts of the State. On Sunday, Akola reported the highest day temperature in the State at 42.2 degrees Celsius. The lowest minimum temperature was reported in Nashik at 17.6 degrees Celsius.

Pune city on Sunday reported maximum temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature of 19.7 degrees Celsius.

IMD has forecasted a rise in temperature in the city to 40 degrees Celsius in the coming week with clear skies.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather at IMD Pune, noted that the temperature in the State is set to rise this week.

“There is also a heat wave condition forecasted in Vidarbha by the IMD,” said Kashyapi.

On Sunday, IMD forecasted that heat wave conditions are likely at isolated pockets over coastal areas of Saurashtra till April 22. Heatwave like situations are likely over Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan from April 23. 

IMD has forecasted that thunderstorms, accompanied by gusty winds and lightning, are likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

EL NIÑO CONDITIONS
According to the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Bulletin for the month of April issued by the IMD recently, the probability forecast for ENSO indicates maximum probability of El Niño conditions from April-May-June to May-June-July seasons.

However, nearly equal probabilities are likely of neutral ENSO and El Niño conditions from June-July-August season to September-October-November season. El Niño conditions have a negative impact on the monsoon but neutral ENSO may result in good monsoon.

The probability forecast for Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) indicates nearly equal probabilities for neutral and positive IOD conditions during April-May-June season. However, the increased probability for positive IOD conditions is likely from May-June-July season onwards. According to weather experts, positive IOD is a good sign for the monsoon.

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