Pune: Finally, after a hot afternoon with the maximum temperature of 40.7 degree Celsius, the city experienced showers which were much-needed relief from heat. The citizens of Bavdhan, Karvenagar, Swargate, Sinhgad Road and other areas witnessed a refreshing evening with the spell of rains.“The day started with a lot of heat, it was impossible sitting at the office even with all the fans on and windows open. In the evening when it rained, it felt great. We even got wet in the showers as we were on our way home from office and the showers were very sudden,” said Shruti Kulkarni, a Swargate resident. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the same can be expected in the next two days as well. The officials added, “The maximum temperature is going to remain in the 40 degree Celsius range for the next 48 hours. But there are chances of some showers or thunderstorms at least in the peripherals of the city.” The officials said that there will be a cloud cover in the later part of the afternoon and the evenings.
A few other private weather forecast websites have also predicted rain showers and thunderstorms till Friday, and 40 to 42 degree Celsius temperature in the weekend. This confused weather is going to keep citizens at home avoiding anything that could prove bad for their health.Starting from Thursday, many Puneites are celebrating a four-day weekend. But the scorching heat in the afternoon or evening thunderstorms, both will be a hurdle to the ones planning to go outdoors and instead they would have to stay home