PUNE : The city, on Saturday, recorded 40.8°C, its second highest daily maximum temperature in the last 127 years in the month of March. The highest recorded temperature in March was 42.8°C on March 28, 1892, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The city’s maximum temperature hovered at 40°C for two consecutive days with Friday touching 40.4°C. Mercury levels are likely to remain at 40°C in Pune for the next four days. The country’s highest maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 44.5°C at Khargone (west Madhya Pradesh).
On Saturday, maximum temperature in many parts of Maharashtra was recorded above normal (3.1°C to 5°C) at many places over Vidarbha, central Maharashtra and Marathwada.