Pre-monsoon rainfall brings relief to Pune; significant temperature drop recorded

Pre-monsoon rainfall brings relief to Pune; significant temperature drop recorded

Pre-monsoon rainfall brings relief to Pune; significant temperature drop recorded

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Shivajinagar in Pune experienced a significant drop in temperature, with the maximum temperature reaching 31.4°C, marking the second-lowest May temperature since 2013. This decrease of 5.8 degrees Celsius below normal levels brought relief from the scorching heat that had persisted for over a month. However, the high moisture incursion has led to humid weather conditions.

The pre-monsoon rainfall has made a notable impact on the weather across Pune and Central Maharashtra, as well as Vidarbha subdivisions, resulting in below-normal maximum temperatures in nearly all districts. In Shivajinagar alone, the temperature plummeted from 37.7°C to 31.4°C within 24 hours, with the lowest temperature recorded in 2021 at 28.1°C.

Other areas in Pune, such as Lohegaon, Wadgaonsheri, Koregaon Park, Hadapsar, Magarpatta, and Pashan, also witnessed a significant decrease in temperature, with readings below normal levels. According to meteorologists, wind discontinuity and a wind trough over Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, coupled with moisture incursion, have created favourable conditions for cloud formation over central Maharashtra.

The forecast indicates continued cloudy skies, light rainfall, and thunder activity in the city until May 15. On May 12, several parts of Pune experienced light rainfall, with Magarpatta recording 5.5 mm, Wadgaonsheri and Koregaon Park receiving 3 mm each, and Lohegaon seeing 2 mm of rainfall. No rainfall was recorded in Shivajinagar until 6 pm.