Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), conditions are becoming favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon into south Andaman Sea and the neighbourhood during the next 48 hours.
With the onset of monsoon in Andaman Sea, the city is also now witnessing light monsoon showers. On Thursday morning, many parts of the city were greeted with cloudy skies and light drizzles. Day temperature also recorded a dip to 35.7 degrees Celsius while night temperature was at 25.7 degrees Celsius.
The Met department has predicted that May 25 may witness the same pleasant weather. After that, the sky will remain clear with a slight increase in day temperature till May 30.
On Thursday, the highest temperature was reported at 46 degrees in Wardha. IMD forecast that few parts of Vidarbha may witness heatwave till May 28. Heatwave conditions were also observed in some parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 46.7 degree Celsius at Nowgaon in east Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
IMD has forecast that heatwave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of northwest India and central India till May 28. Also, heavy to very heavy rain at a few places with extremely heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Lakshadweep during the same time.