Temperatures to rise, no rainfall in coming days: IMD

ST Correspondent
Friday, 15 June 2018

No further advance is likely during the next one week due to weakening of the monsoon circulation

PUNE: Day and night temperatures are likely to rise in Pune in the coming days while there would be no rainfall, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continued to pass through Thane, Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra. 

No further advance is likely during the next one week due to weakening of the monsoon circulation pattern, it added. 

The IMD also noted that the southwest monsoon has been active over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, coastal and south interior Karnataka and Kerala. It has been subdued over Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra.

As a result of the reduced rainfall activity, there has been overall increase in the temperature. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 46.2 degrees Celsius at Patiala in Punjab on Thursday. 

Lately, the highest maximum temperature across the country was recorded at around 43 degrees Celsius.

Pune on Thursday reported a day temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius with a hotter and sunny afternoon. 

The minimum temperature was reported at 24.5 degrees Celsius.

Across the State, hotter days were reported on Thursday by the IMD with highest maximum temperature at 40 degrees Celsius in Chandrapur and the lowest minimum temperature at 18.1 degrees Celsius in Wardha. Rainfall activity on Thursday was reported in Mahabaleshwar (0.8 mm), Ratnagiri (1 mm) and Dahanu (0.4 mm).

The IMD predicted heavy rainfall activity in Konkan and Goa region from June 16 to 18.

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