Pune: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted an increase in temperature by 2 to 3 degrees from April 12 at most places in the country. On Tuesday, heat wave conditions prevailed in one or two pockets of west Rajasthan. As a result, the highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 43 degrees Celsius at Phalodi in west Rajasthan.
The highest maximum temperature reported in Maharashtra was at Akola with 41.4 degrees Celsius and the lowest minimum temperature was reported at Ahmednagar at 18 degrees Celsius. Pune on Tuesday reported day temperature at 37.1 degrees Celsius while night temperature was 18.1 degrees Celsius.
On Tuesday, Aurangabad reported two-millimetre rainfall. Whereas from Vidarbha, Washim reported 10-millimetre rainfall and Yavatmal reported three-millimetre rainfall.
In the past few days, many cities in the State experienced rainfall and thundershowers. Some places also witnessed hailstorms in Maharashtra. With this trough in easterlies from the southeast Arabian Sea to south Madhya Maharashtra becoming less marked, the heat is set to rise.
According to IMD, heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh on April 14. On the same day, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds likely at isolated places over Kerala. Whereas, heat wave conditions are likely at one or two pockets over west Rajasthan on April 14.
The weather after April 12 will remain dry in Maharashtra, noted IMD. Pune city will experience a maximum temperature around 38 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature will be around 17 degrees Celsius with clear skies.