Max temp in city hits 39.7 deg CNews — By The Desk on April 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM
Times of India: The city on Thursday recorded a maximum temperature of 39.7 degrees Celsius. This was the highest maximum temperature of the current summer season so far. Lohegaon had even higher temperature at 41.5 degrees C.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded in city was 39.5 degrees C, while in Lohegaon, it was 41.2 degrees C. Weather officials have attributed the rise in temperatures to the decline in convective activity and the trend is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
The maximum temperatures were higher by two and three degrees for Pune city and Lohegaon respectively. The normal maximum temperatures for Pune and Lohegon around this time of the year is 38 degrees C. According to weather officials, “Heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of west Rajasthan and at isolated places in Gujarat and north central Maharashtra. Hot day conditions prevailed at isolated places in Saurashtra”.
In north Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada, too, mercury has started rising steadily. Nearly 15 districts in these regions have been witnessing temperatures of more than 40 degrees C.
Jalgaon saw the maximum temperature reaching 44 degrees C on Thursday. Some of the districts that witnessed maximum temperatures of more than 40 degrees C in the last couple of days include Akola, Amravati, Nashik, Wardha, Buldana, Ahmednagar, Malegaon, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Parbhani. As per the figures available with IMD on Thursday, Jalgaon witnessed 44 degrees C, which was followed by Malegeon, 43.4 degrees C, Akola, 43 degrees C, and Solapur, 42.3 degrees C.
Medha Khole, director (weather forecasting), IMD, said, “Dry weather conditions were prevailing in the state due to the lack of convective activity.” The condition has led to rise in temperatures, she added.