Temperature in city to soar this week
IMD predicts hot afternoons and rainy evenings in Pune
PUNE: The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Saturday, said that the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from some parts of Rajasthan, Kutch and north Arabian Sea.
The anticyclone established over Rajasthan and adjoining areas in the lower tropospheric levels, substantial reduction in moisture content over Rajasthan and adjoining areas and dry weather conditions over most parts West Rajasthan and Kutch are all symptoms of monsoon withdrawal.
Withdrawal line of southwest monsoon passes through Anupgarh, Nagore, Jodhpur, Jallore and Nalia. IMD has further forecast that conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from remaining parts of Rajasthan, some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and some more parts of Gujarat and north Arabian sea till October 2.
As on Saturday, the southwest monsoon has been active over south interior Karnataka and Kerala. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
Across India, IMD has forecast that heavy rain is very likely over at isolated places in Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka and Kerala till October 3.
Temperature in Pune
With hot afternoons and rainy evenings, Pune will continue to witness this contrasting weather conditions till October 5. The days are predicted to be hotter with temperatures touching as high as 32 degrees Celsius and partly cloudy skies till the same time.
- Thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are very likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa and Madhya Maharashtra on September 30.
- Rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail along the Maharashtra coast followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands, south Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and West Bengal.