Pune: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather warning for the districts of Satara and Pune in Maharashtra. The warning issued on March 18th, states that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and light to moderate rain are very likely to occur at isolated places in the aforementioned districts during the next 3-4 hours. The warning also mentions the possibility of strong, gusty winds reaching around 30-40 kmph.
As a precautionary measure, the IMD has issued probable impact-based advisories for the city of Pune valid till March 19th. The advisories urge people not to take shelter under trees during thundery appliances and not to use mobile or unplug electronic appliances during periods of lightning.
The IMD also advises residents to close windows and doors during periods of strong wind and to avoid traveling during periods of strong wind or lightning. They have also advised drivers to drive slow and safe as visibility may reduce and roads may be slippery.