Pune: IMD Forecasts Unseasonal Rain and Thunderstorms Across Maharashtra

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Pune, 13th April 2024: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts unseasonable rain accompanied by thunder, lightning, and strong winds across the state for the next two days, excluding coastal regions.

The IMD reports a cyclonic system has developed in the Saurashtra-Kutch region of Gujarat. A trough line extends from this cyclonic position to Karnataka, forming in the lower atmosphere. As a result, moist winds are moving into Maharashtra. Additionally, humid winds from the Bay of Bengal are blowing southeast across the state, leading to potential unseasonal rain with thunder, lightning, and wind speeds of 30 to 40 km per hour in most parts of the state, excluding coastal regions, over the next two days. Vidarbha has experienced hailstorms for the past three days but will see relief from them moving forward, with no hail storms expected in Vidarbha from Saturday onward.

Due to partially cloudy conditions throughout the state, maximum temperatures stayed in the forties, except in Malegaon, which recorded the state’s highest temperature at 40.4 degrees Celsius on Friday. Meanwhile, the unseasonal weather, hail, and clouds in Vidarbha kept maximum temperatures around an average of 33.0 degrees. Marathwada saw an average temperature of 35.5 degrees, Central Maharashtra recorded an average of 38.0 degrees, and coastal areas experienced an average temperature of 33.0 degrees.