RESIDENTS OF Pune may have to face hot days just for another 10 days, said the met department, adding the maximum temperatures should start to dip from May 15 onwards.
The temperatures, which were hovering between 39 and 41 degree celsius through last week, will see a dip to 35-37 degree celsius from May 15, said the met department.
With the temperatures already taking a plunge from Thursday, the met department has stated that it would remain the same for the next two to three days but would soar in the coming week for a while and then dip.
“Presently with the anti-cyclone activity in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, there is a trough extending from Vidarbha to South peninsular India, which will provide thundershower activity over this region. However, this activity should settle down and the temperatures will again soar and finally dip after May 15,’’said PCS Rao, director weather central, IMD, Pune.
The met department said that over Telengana region there was some hailstorm activity and the showers would continue in the region from May 6 to May 10.
The last decade has also seen temperatures touching 40 degrees during May. “The temperatures have touched 40 degree celsius and 41 degree celsius only on two occasions on May 18 and May 19 respectively in the years 2010 and 2011. The all-time record of the temperature touching 43.3 degree celsius was recorded on May 7, 1889,’’said the met officials.