Pune: If you are planning to commute anytime in the next few hours, please keep your umbrella or raincoat handy with you. The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms in the city.
Some parts of the city received heavy spells of rain on Saturday morning. Suburbs like Kothrud, Sinhagad Road and Pashan witnessed a couple of spells around 10 am. Around 11 am rainfall stopped and the clouds gave way to sunlight. IMD has said temperatures would be on the upswing till late afternoon after which it will drop again.
IMD recorded a daytime temperature of 31.6 degree Celsius on Friday evening 5.30 at its Shivajinagar office. This was 2 degrees Celsius below the average reading. However, on Saturday this maximum temperature would be around 34 degrees Celsius, IMD has said.
Pune city has witnessed consistent rainfall since the Nisarga cyclone hit the west coast of the state in Raigad district. The power supply in many parts of the city was disrupted due to gusty winds and heavy rains which is yet to be completely restored even after 30 hours.
MONSOON TO ARRIVE ON JUNE 8?
The onset of Monsoon in Kerala has been on time (June 1) and so far there is a forecast of any obstruction to its journey into Maharashtra. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has also said that Maharashtra will see the onset of Monsoon on time. Weather expert Dr Ramchandra Sable has forecast around 98 per cent of normal average rainfall this year.