Mumbai: After facing a `moderate heat wave’, Maharashtra is likely to have some relief from the scorching heat as the temperature is expected to subside in the next two days, the Met department said.
“The change in the direction of northerly winds avoided further escalation of temperature. With warm winds not coming towards Maharashtra, the temperature is expected to subside and it will offer some relief,” said V K Rajeev, Director, India Meteorological Department, Mumbai.
Akola district in Vidarbha yesterday reported the state’s highest maximum temperature at 44 degrees Celsius, 5.3 degrees higher than the average normal temperature there on March 30 in the last 30 years, the IMD data showed.
The neighbouring areas such as Wardha (43.6 degrees Celsius), Nagpur (43.3) and Amaravati (43) were also hot and recorded temperatures at least 4.2 degrees above the normal. The Central Maharashtra region including Pune, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur reported more rise in minimum temperatures than the maximum temperatures yesterday. Pune reported a rise of 6.2 degrees Celsius in its minimum temperature at 24 degrees Celsius.
In Satara, the minimum temperature was 23.9 degrees Celsius, 4.1 degrees above the normal.
The same pattern — minimum temperature showing more increase than the maximum temperature — was seen in Aurangabad and Nanded, said K S Hosalikar, deputy director, IMD Mumbai.
The result was warmer nights, he said.