After gruelling warmth throughout March and April, Pune metropolis witnessed a cooler than traditional Might this 12 months. The very best most temperature recorded in Might was 40.7 levels Celsius, making it the thirteenth coolest Might since 1980, as per the temperature data maintained by the India Meteorological Division (IMD).
The good Might day this 12 months was on Might 12, when the utmost temperature was 33.7 levels Celsius, largely as a result of cloudy sky situations related to the event of Cyclone Asani over the Bay of Bengal.
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This 12 months, April over Pune was the second warmest within the final 42 years. The warmest April over the town since 1980 was recorded in 1983, when the very best most temperature touched 42.5 levels Celsius.
Pune’s highest most temperature in March this 12 months was 39.7 levels, the fourth warmest since 1980 (See field).
Although Might started on a heat notice, it was not like the 2 predecessor months of the pre-monsoon season, which formally ended on Tuesday. Whereas there have been heatwave-like situations over neighbourhoods of Pune district throughout the preliminary days of Might, it didn’t intensify right into a full-scale warmth wave final month, mentioned Anupam Kashyapi, head of the climate forecasting division at IMD, Pune.
“Throughout the near-heat wave situations, the utmost temperatures remained 3 to three.5 levels Celsius above regular for a number of days in Might. Within the absence of beneficial climate programs, the temperatures have been above regular on some days. The pre-monsoon rainfall was poor, resulting in greater photo voltaic radiation and land heating,” mentioned Kashyapi.
In truth, Pune district recorded solely 5.7mm rain towards a traditional of 30.1mm, throughout March to Might season, making it severely rain deficit by 81 per cent. Maharashtra skilled rainfall deficit of 66 per cent within the final three months.
Nevertheless, with the incoming robust westerly winds bringing moisture ranging from the second-half of Might over Konkan, southern Madhya Maharashtra and adjoining Marathwada areas, the mercury hovering pattern largely ended.
“The westerly winds from the Arabian Sea brought about clouding occasionally and introduced the temperatures over Konkan, southern Madhya Maharashtra and a few adjoining areas of Marathwada below management. These westerlies, nonetheless, didn’t have an effect on Vidarbha and northern Madhya Maharashtra areas in Might,” mentioned Kashyapi.