PUNE: With light showers last week, many places in the State experienced a respite from the heat. However, parts of Vidarbha are still facing the blazing heat. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heatwave conditions will continue in Vidarbha till May 23.
IMD noted that severe heat wave conditions prevailed in one or two pockets over Vidarbha and heatwave conditions prevailed in one or two pockets over west Madhya Pradesh (MP).
The highest maximum temperature in the State was recorded at 47.5 degrees Celcius in Brahmapuri and the lowest minimum temperature in the State was recorded at 21.5 degrees Celsius in Pune. On Sunday, Pune witnessed day temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius and night temperature of 21.5 degrees Celsius. IMD forecast that in the coming week, city temperature will be around 38 degrees Celsius and the sky will remain clear.
The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 47.8 degree Celsius in Chandrapur.
IMD also forecast that heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Kerala till May 24. A thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is very likely at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka and Kerala till May 24. The heatwave conditions are likely at one or two pockets over MP.