Pune: IMD Warns of Rising Humidity Levels in Maharashtra, Anticipates Light Rainfall From April 5

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Pune, 3rd April 2024: The state of Maharashtra is experiencing an increase in humidity levels due to the prevailing dreary air conditions. There is a likelihood of light rain occurring at isolated locations across the state starting from Friday, April 5, and extending over four days. Additionally, temperatures are anticipated to rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius during this timeframe.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has identified the formation of a trough in the lower atmosphere stretching from South Tamil Nadu to East Vidarbha. This trough extends through Karnataka and Marathwada, contributing to the surge in humidity levels. As a result, Madhya Maharashtra is expected to witness increased air humidity between April 5th and 8th. Light rainfall is predicted at isolated spots in Konkan and Marathwada from April 6th to 8th, and in Vidarbha from April 7th to 8th.

Across South India, excluding the Himalayan foothills and Northeast India, maximum temperatures have averaged between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, extending from Rajasthan to Delhi. This temperature surge is projected to persist over the next four to five days. Specifically, in regions such as Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Madhya Maharashtra, maximum temperatures are expected to range between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius on average.

Furthermore, IMD forecasts a potential rise in nighttime temperatures by two to three degrees Celsius in Marathwada, indicating the likelihood of nocturnal heat discomfort. Notably, Brahmapuri in Vidarbha recorded a scorching 42.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius across Vidarbha, including cities like Jalgaon, Malegaon, Sangli, Solapur, Aurangabad, Nanded, and Beed.