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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Mercury set to rise in Pune, says IMD

The mercury is expected to rise again as rainfall and thunderstorm activity have subsided, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

pune Updated: Apr 20, 2019 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
After several parts of central Maharashtra witnessed rainfall, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds, the maximum temperature of the city started increasing.
After several parts of central Maharashtra witnessed rainfall, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds, the maximum temperature of the city started increasing. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
         

The city recorded 38.2 degrees Celsius on Friday, almost 1-2 degrees Celsius above the normal. The mercury is expected to rise again as rainfall and thunderstorm activity have subsided, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

After several parts of central Maharashtra witnessed rainfall, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds, the maximum temperature of the city started increasing.

According to Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather, IMD, the mercury is likely to rise by two to three degrees Celsius above normal in most of places in the state in the next three to five days.

“As predicted earlier, maximum daily temperature for the city has started increasing. There is a chance of heatwave from April 21 onwards. For the next few days, the maximum temperature will rise by more than 2 to 3 degrees Celsius above normal as there is no rain system,’’ he said.

IMD has issued warning of rainfall along with thunderstorm activity over isolated pockets of Vidharbha on April 20 and 21. At the same time, IMD has warned of ‘heatwave’ conditions for Vidarbha and adjoining parts of Telangana and Madhya Pradesh on April 22 and 23.

On Friday, highest maximum temperature was reported at 41.2 degrees Celsius at Parbhani.

First Published: Apr 20, 2019 16:17 IST