Pune: The city experienced only 1.1 mm of rain on Thursday but the climate was pleasant throughout the day with temperature recorded at 28.6 degrees Celsius in the day and 23 degrees Celsius at night.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city would receive light showers till July 4.
Meanwhile, IMD said the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Gujarat, most parts of east Rajasthan, some parts of west Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, remaining parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Veraval, Amreli, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Bikaner.
IMD noted that conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of the north Arabian sea, Gujarat, Rajasthan and thus the entire country during till July 1.
Widespread rainfall activity observed over northwest India with heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The ongoing heavy rainfall spell is very likely to continue till July 1 over parts of north-western states. States like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan may witness heavy rainfall in the coming days.
In the regions where the southwest monsoon is yet to set in, day temperatures were above normal in some parts of Saurashtra and Kutch. Temperatures were appreciably to markedly below normal in some parts of Haryana, Punjab and of Rajasthan.
Temperatures were normal over the rest of the country as of Thursday.
The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 42.2 degrees Celsius at Alwar in east Rajasthan on Thursday. The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over coastal Andhra Pradesh and active over Odisha, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala.
IMD noted that on June 29, Konkan and Goa region shall witness heavy rainfall.