Weather to remain dry in Maharashtra, says IMD

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Cyclonic storm Fani over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards 810 km east-southeast of Chennai.  It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm.

PUNE: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Vidarbha and parts of north-central Maharashtra and Marathwada shall experience a heatwave on April 30. Later, the weather in the State will remain dry. The highest maximum temperature on Monday was reported at 46.9 degrees Celsius in Akola in the State. 

Pune reported highest temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius. This was a drastic decrease from 43 degree Celsius on Sunday. IMD has forecast that the day temperature will remain around 40 degrees in the coming week with a clear sky.

NATIONAL SCENARIO
Severe heatwave conditions prevailed at a few places over coastal Saurashtra and also at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. The highest maximum temperature was recorded over the plains at 47.5 degrees Celsius in Khargaon, west Madhya Pradesh. Thunderstorms were observed over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

CYCLONIC STORM ‘FANI’
Cyclonic storm Fani over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards 810 km east-southeast of Chennai.  According to IMD, it is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm till April 30 and move northwestwards till May 1. Thereafter, it may recurve north-northeastwards towards Odisha coast.

IMD has forecasted light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places over Kerala on April 30. Light to moderate rainfall at a few places over north coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh on April 30 are also likely. 

IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall at a few places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha on May 2. Rainfall is likely to intensify at isolated places over coastal Odisha and adjoining districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh from May 3. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy fall at isolated places is also very likely to commence over coastal districts of West Bengal from May 3.

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