By: Pune Pulse
October 10, 2023
Pune: The monsoon has receded from most regions in the state, resulting in a dry climate that has exacerbated the current heat wave. The elevated temperatures in October are attributed to a slight increase in the maximum temperature above the average.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that the city is experiencing a severe heat wave, and this condition is expected to persist for the next week as well.
On Monday, Pune city registered a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees above the normal range. This temperature rise has made it challenging to venture outdoors during the day. Currently, there are no indications of rainfall, and dry weather is anticipated.
Consequently, the populace will have to endure the scorching heat. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 35–37 degrees Celsius in the city and surrounding areas by Sunday. The state is also experiencing similar conditions, and Vidarbha is witnessing a warm climate due to the intensifying heat.
Kashyapi informed that El Nino, the warm ocean current located over the Indian Ocean, is in its active phase and is expected to persist until March. The impact of El Nino on the current temperature is subject to conjecture; however, the receding monsoon has certainly contributed to an increase in temperature.