Pune’s Sweltering Forecast: Temperatures to Soar Above 40°C Until April 6, IMD Warns of Warm Nights

Pune's Sweltering Forecast: Temperatures to Soar Above 40°C Until April 6, IMD Warns of Warm Nights

Pune's Sweltering Forecast: Temperatures to Soar Above 40°C Until April 6, IMD Warns of Warm Nights

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In Pune, officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecasted that the maximum temperatures in areas monitored by their Shivajinagar and Lohegaon observatories will stay above 40 degrees Celsius (°C) until April 6. They anticipate the temperature in Lohegaon to hover around 41°C for the next few days.

A senior meteorological official mentioned that the sky over Maharashtra is expected to remain clear, leading to intense solar radiation, which in turn will hike up the daytime temperatures.

On Sunday, the Shivajinagar and Lohegaon observatories recorded temperatures of 38.4°C and 38.3°C, respectively, both higher than normal. Some areas in Pune, such as Sinhagad Road, Karve Road, and parts of Kothrud, experienced very light rain early in the day.

Elsewhere in the state, Solapur recorded the highest temperature at 41°C, while Beed in the Marathwada region marked 40°C, both exceeding the normal range. The Vidarbha region also saw high temperatures, with stations like Akola, Brahmapuri, and Chandrapur all crossing the 40°C mark.

According to IMD officials, moisture incursion over the state, including Madhya Maharashtra (which includes Pune district), was due to a trough line running between north Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh through Karnataka and Vidarbha. This resulted in some parts of the state receiving unseasonal rainfall, although it was not significant enough to be recorded.

The impact of the trough line is expected to decrease significantly, leading to clear skies over all meteorological stations. Consequently, all weather stations, including Pune, are likely to see a gradual increase in daytime temperatures in the coming days.

The IMD has also issued a warning of warmer nights over Madhya Maharashtra until April 3. Daytime temperatures in Shivajinagar and Lohegaon have remained above normal by 2-3º for the past few days, with nighttime temperatures also being over 4-5°C above normal.

On Sunday, nighttime temperatures in Shivajinagar and Lohegaon were recorded at 22.4°C and 25.9°C, respectively, both considerably higher than normal. The meteorological official added that people may have to endure uncomfortably warm nights until April 3, attributed to increasing daytime temperatures and clear sky conditions.

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