Maharashtra Weather Updates: Jalgaon records highest temperature, heatwave in Vidarbha likely

18 May,2024 09:48 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

The lowest was recorded in Mahabaleshwar at 17.5 degree Celsius. Latur and Beed to experience rainfall and thunderstorm today.

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Jalgaon district in Maharashtra recorded highest temperature at 43 degree Celsius on Saturday, reported IMD. It marked the hottest day in Maharashtra this month so far. The lowest was recorded in Mahabaleshwar at 17.5 degree Celsius on the same day.

As for other parts of Maharashtra, the weather department has predicted a heatwave in Vidarbha region with a rise in temperature by 2 to 3 degree celsius for the next four days. The region includes Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Bramhapuri, Chandrapur, Gondia, Nagpur, Washim, Wardha, and Yavatmal.

Thunderstorm in Latur and Beed

The Indian Meteriological Department issued warnings of thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Latur and Beed during the evening on Saturday. Those stepping out in these regions are urged to take precautions, said IMD in an official release.

Weather in Mumbai

Mumbai was recorded to be at 34.4 degree Celsius while the lowest in the city hit 28.3 degree Celsius. Earlier this week the city experienced a severe dust storm and a spell of unseasonal rains. Nearby areas like Thane and Navi Mumbai also experienced irregular light showers throughout the week.

The weather department had on Thursday issued a 'yellow alert' for Mumbai on May 16.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), "Hot and humid condition. Possibility of light rain or thundershower towards evening were very likely."

Weather Elsewhere

A brutal heat wave swept over north India on Friday, with the maximum temperature soaring to a scorching 47.4 degrees Celsius in southwest Delhi's Najafgarh, the highest this season in the country so far. Today the MET predicted that scorching temperatures will continue for the next five days in the region. Red warnings have been issued in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and west Rajasthan while an organe alert was issued in east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Adding to the twisted weather conditions, last week after several days of scorching weather, Delhi-NCR had a major thunderstorm, strong winds, and rain on May 10 evening, causing traffic problems and flight diversions in the national capital.

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