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Pune: Mercury to rise in western region

Incidentally, the month of April in the past has recorded higher temperatures and are usually above 40 degree celsius.

IMD in pune.
IMD in pune.

The maximum temperatures in the city and adjoining areas is all set to rise in the coming days. On Sunday, the maximum temperatures had touched 39 degree Celsius and the met department has forecast that temperatures will continue to rise and fluctuate between 39-40 degree celsius.

“This is mainly because of the seasonal phenomena as we are in the middle of the pre-monsoon season. Therefore, temperatures are bound to rise and the western disturbance which usually brings in cold winds have not received any cold winds this time for the western region. This, in turn, will lead to rise in temperatures,’’ said PCS Rao, director, weather central.

Rao said that even as rains are forecast in the Marathwada region, other areas will continue to see rise in temperatures. Incidentally, the month of April in the past has recorded higher temperatures and are usually above 40 degree celsius.

In the past ten years, it has been seen that temperatures have gone up to 42 degree celsius in 2008 while it has been around 39-41 degree celsius in the past 10 years according to met department officials. The highest temperature recorded by the met department is 43.3 degree celsius on April 30, 1897.

Interestingly, in the heat outlook given by IMD, it is stated that the year will continue to be warm with a special mention of Maharashtra. In the outlook, it is stated that the year 2015 was the third warmest year ever recorded since 1901, and with the assessment, it looks like 2016 will also be warmer.