Monsoon in Pune from June 11, but heat to continue
A day after the city experienced light showers, Pune experienced cloudy weather on Monday with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting that the scorching heat will continue for the rest of the week.
According to data released by IMD, the city experienced a relatively lower maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius on Monday, which might slightly increase in the coming days. The minimum temperature of the day was registered at 24 degrees Celsius.
In addition to this, Elena Surovyatkina, a researcher from the Potsdam institute for climate impact research (PIK), has forecast the onset and withdrawal dates of the Southwest monsoon over the central part of India for 40 and 70 days in advance respectively.
According to her forecast, the Indian summer monsoon is likely reach central India between June 11 and 19. “The Indian summer monsoon (the Southwest monsoon) is likely to engulf the central part of India, the Eastern Ghats region (20°N,80°E), around June 15 (+/- 4 days), between June 11 and June 19,” stated the study.
“Our forecast focuses on the central part of India in the area of the Eastern Ghats (EG), the southeastern part of Maharashtra state, the western part of Chhattisgarh and the northern part of Telangana state (20°N, 80°E),” added Surovyatkina.
“On Monday, a few places did experience sight drizzling, but that might not aggravate. Although the rains might seem to be a positive progression to weather change, the latter might not happen soon. The temperature will be a little lower than average in the coming days with sporadic drizzles and overall windy weather. Full-fledged downpours are far from reality now,” said AK Srivastav, head, climate monitoring and analysis group, IMD, Pune.
“A large-scale phenomenon of thunderstorms in the peninsula areas and the northern parts of the country is bound to have an effect in the central parts,” he added.