In Mumbai, the temperature is relatively cooler due to the timely setting in of cooler sea breeze. However, the temperature is expected to rise.
Mumbai: Heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in parts of Maharashtra according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). This weather condition is due to prevalence of dry and warmer northwesterly winds. Despite rainfall at few parts of Maharashtra, the regions would see no relief from the sweltering weather.
Mumbai recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius over the last 24 hours since Saturday and a minimum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius.
“In Mumbai, the temperature is relatively cooler due to the timely setting in of cooler sea breeze. However, the temperature is expected to rise. For Marathwada and Vidarbha region, the heatwave conditions will prevail,” said an IMD official.
According to Skymet Weather, a private weather forecast agency, heatwave conditions are prevailing over most parts of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra. On Saturday, Chandrapur recorded its maximum temperature at 46.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Nagpur at 46.3 degrees, Brahmapuri at 46 degrees and Parbhani at 45 degrees.
“Now dry and warm northwesterly/westerly winds are prevailing over northwest and central parts of the country. This rising trend will continue for the coming three to four days. Thus, heatwave like conditions would be spreading over few more parts of northwest and central India,” read the report by Skymet Weather.
The IMD had also predicted delay in South West Monsoon over Maharashtra in June, due to which rainfall in Mumbai will occur almost a week later. "There has been very less pre-monsoon rainfall in Maharashtra this year which has aggravated the heatwave conditions for the state," said the official.