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Rain and lightning over Pune until March 21: IMD

Pune and neighbouring districts in focal Maharashtra will experience thunderstorms, joined by lightning, during the afternoon hours over the course of the following three days.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast overcast conditions for Pune city post early afternoon, with the day temperatures set to stay under 35 degrees till March 21. Walk in Pune, up until now, has been warm with most extreme temperatures reliably remaining marginally better than average, at around 37 degrees.

Notwithstanding, a spike in humidity levels could offer approach to light showers alongside windy breezes over the city and neighborhood territories during the evening hours till the end of the week.

The IMD has put Pune area under the ‘Yellow’ (keep a watch) alert on March 21.

Wind intermittence over Central India is being credited for the short wet spell. Day temperatures recorded over west Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha, IMD authorities said, have been on the higher side than typical this week. For three days in the current week, Brahmapuri in Vidarbha has been the most smoking locale in the country, with the most elevated greatest temperature contacting 40 degree Celsius.

“Due to the likely interaction between the northerly and the southerly winds to occur over west Madhya Pradesh – Vidarbha regions, there are chances of thundery activity over Maharashtra during the next two to three few days,” said Anupam Kashyapi, head, weather division, IMD, Pune.

The Met office has set all areas of Vidarbha, including Nagpur and Amravati, alongside adjoining Parbhani, Nanded and Beed in Marathwada on a ‘Yellow’ alert with odds of tempest and lightning on Thursday and Friday. Furthermore, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon and adjoining areas in Madhya Maharashtra would encounter comparative action on March 20 and 21.

Typically, the state experiences a short spell of rains and hailstorms during March, set off by the rising day temperatures and wind irregularity.

With the rabi season gather in progress, ranchers have been cautioned to stock their reap in protected and dry regions till the following week.

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