Pune: Thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rains were recorded at some places in the State on Saturday late night.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has further predicted heavy rainfall on October 9 and 10 in Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha.
The southwest monsoon has been active over Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana and Rayalaseema. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region and Tamil Nadu noted IMD.
In the coming week, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning at isolated places is very likely over Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa on October 9 followed by heavy rainfall on October 10 in Konkan and Goa.
For Pune city, rain accompanied with thundershowers are very likely till October 14 with maximum temperature in the city varying between 32 to 34 degree while minimum temperature will be between 20 to 22 degree Celsius.
In the regions from where the southwest monsoon has withdrawn, day temperatures were markedly above normal in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, appreciably above normal in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and of Gujarat region and were above normal in some parts of Haryana and Punjab and in remaining parts of Rajasthan. The temperature was normal over the rest of the region.
The highest maximum temperature recorded was 41 degree Celsius on Sunday at Bhuj in Kutch. Night temperatures were below normal in some parts of east Rajasthan. They were appreciably above normal in some parts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and were above normal in west Rajasthan. It was normal for the rest of the region. The lowest minimum temperature recorded was 17 degree Celsius at Bhilwara in east Rajasthan.