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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Pune boiling as mercury crosses 40°C; heatwaves to continue this week

Officials added that while most parts of the country will be experiencing normal temperature with occasional rainfall in the coming week, Maharashtra will largely remain dry and heat waves will continue at several parts of Vidarbha.

pune Updated: May 10, 2018 14:35 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
A traffic warden sits under the cover of an umbrella in the scorching heat as a commuter passes by near Sangamwadi on Tuesday.
A traffic warden sits under the cover of an umbrella in the scorching heat as a commuter passes by near Sangamwadi on Tuesday. (Sanket Wankhade )
         

Pune, on Wednesday, experienced the hottest day of the season with temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius, stated India Meteorological Department (IMD). While the maximum temperature reached 40.7 degrees Celsius at Shivajinagar, the mercury rose to 41.2 degrees Celsius (maximum temperature) at Lohegaon.

“Considering the current situation, any possibility of a rainfall can be ruled out. Heavy rainfall in the northern parts of the country is maintaining a normal temperature there, but the dry weather in central parts of the country is causing the atmosphere in the city to be heated. Several isolated places in Vidarbha will also experience considerable heat waves,” said AK Srivastava, head of climate monitoring and analysis group, IMD.

Maharashtra registered the highest maximum temperature in the country on Wednesday, which was recorded over the plains of Chandrapur, Vidarbha, at 46.0 degrees Celsius.

Pune, on Wednesday, registered a minimum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, which will go down slightly to 22 degrees Celsius on Thursday and will remain so for the next five days, added IMD officials.

As per the report released by IMD on their official website, the maximum temperature will remain at 39 degrees Celsius with a clear sky, for the next six days in the city.

Officials further added that while most parts of the country will be experiencing normal temperature with occasional rainfall in the coming week, Maharashtra will largely remain dry and heat waves will continue at several parts of Vidarbha.

First Published: May 10, 2018 14:34 IST