PUNE: With soaring temperatures across the State, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain and thundershowers at isolated places over Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha between March 15 and March 17.
On Tuesday, Pune experienced a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded to be 17.1 degrees Celsius. In the coming week, the city will experience cloudy skies in the evening till March 16. Also, the day temperature is set to touch 36 degrees mark.
IMD has further predicted that Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra and Marathwada may experience light showers on March 17. Officials from IMD, Pune said, “In the coming days, the maximum and minimum temperature in the city is likely to drop by one to two degrees.”
According to the weekly weather report released by IMD, during the pre-monsoon season from March to May 2018, temperatures at all subdivisions including Pune will remain warmer than normal. Normal to above normal heat wave conditions are likely over the core heat wave zone.
According to IMD, the highest maximum temperature recorded on Tuesday in the State was in central Maharashtra at Bhira at 42 degrees Celsius while the lowest minimum temperature reported is the state was at 17 degrees Celsius at Jalgaon.
Across the country, IMD has further said that from March 13 to March 15, heavy to very heavy rain at a few places very likely over Lakshadweep and heavy rain at isolated places over Kerala. Squally winds speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kilometres per hour is very likely over Kerala coast and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is very likely over Lakshadweep area and adjoining the southeast Arabian Sea.
During the same time, sea conditions will be rough to very rough over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea off the Kerala coast, Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. The thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.