After three days of temperatures that beat the 40 degrees Celsius mark, Maharashtra may get some respite on Friday as the Met department has predicted showers in parts of Vidarbha and Central Maharashtra.
The IMD forecast suggests that temperatures in parts of Maharashtra, including Pune, will fall by 4 degrees, approximately, by Sunday as rainclouds have been spotted in the sky.
According to India Metereological Department, the temperature in Maharashtra will see a dip in the next two day. On Thursday, Parbhani recorded 41.8 degrees Celsius, while Aurangabad stood at 41.4 degrees Celsius. The mercury touched 40 degrees Celsius in Pune.
Above-40 degrees temperature was noted in as many as 19 districts of Maharashtra. IMD officials that the state is in the grip of a heat wave because hot winds were blowing over it from north-west India.
Two people have already lost their lives due to the heat, prompting the state government to issue a list of dos and don’ts so that citizens can combat the heat.
Parts of Vidarbha and north Maharashtra recorded unusually high temperature in the past three days with Akola recording 44.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.