Pune : deccan express – There is a cold wave in north India and cold winds are blowing towards the south and this has led to a severe drop in temperature in Maharashtra. The minimum temperature is likely to reduce in two days. On Monday, the least minimum temperature of 5.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Dhule. Nagpur has recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius. This is less than the average temperature by 5.6 degrees Celsius.
There has been a significant drop in temperature in north Maharashtra. In many places in Vidarbha, the minimum temperature has dropped to single digits. Many towns in central Maharashtra and Marathwada have also recorded significant drop in the minimum temperature.
There is a severe cold wave in many states of north India including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh. The temperature in many places in Rajasthan has gone below zero. There is heavy snowfall in in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Strong cold winds are blowing from north to south which has resulted in the drop of temperature in Vidarbha and other areas.
The temperature in Pune city is likely to 10 degrees Celsius on Tuesday (December 21) and it is expected to drop to eight degrees Celsius in north Maharashtra.
Following is then minimum temperature recorded in major cities in the state on Monday morning:
Pune 11.2, Pashan 10.9 Nagpur 7.8, Akola 11.3, Amravati 8, Buldhana 10.5, Brahmapuri 10, Chandrapur 11.4, Gondia 8.2, Wardha 9, Gadchiroli 11.6, Ahmednagar 10.1, Kolhapur 15.7, Nashik 11.4, Sangli 13.8, Mahabaleshwar 12.3, Malegaon 15, Satara 12, Mumbai 21.4, Harne 20.5, Dahanu 18.6, Ratnagiri 17.6, Shirur 9.1 degrees Celsius.
Shirur in Pune district recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 9.1 degrees Celsius. Following is the minimum temperature recorded in various places in Pune district: Wadgaon Sheri 17.5, Magarpatta 17.1, Chinchwad 16, Junnar 15.9, Lavale 15.7, Girivan 15.1, Khed 14.9, Ballarwadi 14.1, Indapur 12.5, Daund 12.4, Talegaon 12.4, Rajgurunagar 12.1, Malin 10.9, NDA 10.3, Talegaon Dhamdhere 13.1