Pune, 2nd January 2024: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert for the state of Maharashtra due to the formation of a low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea. As a result, steamy winds from the Bay of Bengal are expected to reach the region, bringing with them the likelihood of light rain in Konkan and Central Maharashtra by the end of the week.
The low-pressure area, situated over the Southeast Arabian Sea, is gradually moving northwards. This movement is expected to accelerate the steamy winds from the Bay of Bengal, potentially leading to cloudy conditions in the state. The IMD predicts that after Friday, January 5, there is a possibility of light rain at isolated places in Konkan and Central Maharashtra for the next two to three days, including Pune.
As a consequence of the steamy winds and increased cloud cover, the minimum temperature in the region is anticipated to rise by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius over the next four days. While light rain may bring a chill during the day, residents are advised to prepare for fluctuating weather conditions.
In recent weather observations, Gondia recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the state at 12.4 degrees Celsius on Monday, emphasizing the impact of the prevailing weather patterns. Ratnagiri, on the other hand, experienced the highest maximum temperature at 35 degrees Celsius.