AHMEDABAD: The city was the second hottest place in Gujarat on Wednesday, with the maximum temperature touching 43.8C. Only Bhavnagar at 44C was hotter, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin. The city’s maximum temperature was 2.1 degrees higher than normal. The forecast for Thursday says the mercury could touch 44C in the city.
Other weather stations with high maximum temperatures were Gandhinagar (43.5C) Deesa (43.3C) and VV Nagar (42.9C).
“No large change in the maximum temperature is very likely over the region during next two days,” the IMD has forecast.
From Thursday to Saturday, the IMD has forecast light rain or thundershowers for Valsad, Navsari, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha , Surat, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Junagadh districts along with the union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
IMD officials said that the change in the weather is due to pre-monsoon activity and is not the result of any active system.