Weather Update: IMD predicts rainfall until May 14, Orange Alert For Pune and Satara

Weather Update: IMD predicts rainfall until May 14, Orange Alert For Pune and Satara

Weather Update: IMD predicts rainfall until May 14, Orange Alert For Pune and Satara

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The India Meteorological Department has issued a cautionary alert indicating the likelihood of scattered light rainfall in specific regions of Pune until 12 May. Orange alert issued for Pune and Satara for May 11 and 12.

10 May 2024

By Payoshi Bisht

Residents of Pune were taken by surprise on Thursday afternoon as strong, dust-raising winds accompanied by light rainfall and thunder activity swept through parts of the city, offering some relief from the scorching heat. The sudden shift in weather conditions came after 3:00 pm, bringing temporary respite to areas grappling with high temperatures. 

Shilpa Apte, senior meteorologist at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, attributed the weather phenomenon to a cyclonic wind circulation over central Maharashtra. A trough line, positioned between central Maharashtra and south Karnataka, along with another trough line between Vidarbha and Rajasthan, contributed to the atmospheric changes observed in Maharashtra. Konkan will receive light rains. For the next three days, several districts in the state will receive thunderstorms and strong winds are expected. Hence, these districts are given yellow alerts. Central Maharashtra and Pune on May 11 and Satara on May 12 will experience thunderstorms and heavy rains with hail storms also. Pune and Satara districts are given orange alerts. Same weather conditions will prevail in many districts and these places are given yellow alerts. . 

On Wednesday, significant alterations in weather patterns were observed across Pune district, particularly in southern and western areas. Strong winds and thunder activity were reported in locales like Katraj, NDA, Dhayari, Warje and Pashan, with most areas experiencing light rainfall. Notably, NDA witnessed moderate-category rainfall over a brief period. According to IMD data, NDA received 18.5 mm of rainfall, while Lohegaon recorded 1 mm on Thursday. The change in weather conditions was accompanied by a marginal drop in temperatures across Pune district. Shivajinagar, for instance, recorded a temperature of 39.3 degrees Celsius, slightly lower than the previous day’s 39.4 degrees Celsius.

Areas such as Koregaon Park, Hadapsar and Magarpatta, which had been sweltering under temperatures ranging between 40 and 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, experienced a welcome decrease of 1 degree. Hadapsar, in particular, saw temperatures dip below the 40-degree mark, reaching 38.2 degrees Celsius.

However, the weather shift also resulted in adverse incidents, with the fire brigade reporting 17 incidents of tree falls on Thursday. In response to the prevailing weather conditions, the IMD has issued a yellow alert for Pune district until 12th May. During this period, the city is expected to witness light rain, thunder activity and strong winds.