The highest temperature was recorded on May 18 when the Mercury had jumped to 43.1 degrees.
The rainfall recorded was only 0.6 mm but the storm dropped the temperatures considerably.
With temperatures soaring in the last two weeks and the mercury levels fluctuating between 40 and 41 degree Celsius, this week is bound to see temperatures dip by at least five to six degree Celsius along with some pre-monsoon showers.
While unveiling the disaster management preparedness plan, Fadnavis urged the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for more detailed monsoon forecast.
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There’s no correlation between when it hits Kerala and how much it rains, where.
A statement issued by WR, has also forwarded the time table showing the dates of high tides of more than 4.5 meters during monsoon 2016 and said this will help in taking necessary precautions when required.
Met officials however said they would carefully watch the progress and issue the onset date on May 15 only.
Heavy rainfall is anticipated in months of July and August across the state, the release said.
In the last four days, Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented erratic spells of pre-monsoon showers across remote villages in Vidarbha, Marathwada, North Maharashtra and parts of Western Maharashtra.
The Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan was speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday
Indian economy, he said, registered 7.5 per cent growth in 2015-16 notwithstanding contraction of global exports and two consecutive years of monsoon deficit.
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“After two successive years of deficient rainfall, Monsoon 2016 is expected to be good and the country will receive 106 per cent rainfall,” said LS Rathore, DG IMD, in a press conference.