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Pune Cold | City waits for cold, warmer nights ahead

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Pune : deccan express – The city has witnessed an increase in minimum temperature in the last few days. Though it is winter, the citizens had to wait till the third week of December to enjoy cold weather but cloudy skies are likely to dampen the spirit again for the next few days.

Usually, Pune gets a feel of winter from the beginning of November but this year, citizens had to wait till the third week of December to see a dip in mercury. It was during December 19 and 22 that the minimum temperature went down to 11 degrees Celsius.

During November and the first two weeks of December, the minimum temperature remained above normal. Normally, Diwali ushers in winter and the temperature goes below normal till Christmas. But the city witnessed rains in November and December.

As a result, the minimum temperature remained above normal on most days. The lowest temperature in the city during this winter was marked on December 11 at 10.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperatures rose to 20 degrees Celsius in this season.

The city experienced its highest December rainfall in six years. The highest was 75.4 mm in 24 hours. This was the highest amount of rain received by Pune in the month of December in six years.

The weather was cloudy during the first week of December. There was good rainfall in the city during the winter from October to December. From October 1 to December 26, 241 mm of rain was recorded at Shivajinagar, 195.6 mm at Lohegaon and 288.8 mm at Pashan weather stations.

As a result of northerly winds, temperatures went down in the third week of December which normally records minimum temperature of about 10 degrees Celsius.

This year, the lowest minimum temperature was recorded on December 20 at 11.2 degrees Celsius. Since the last four days, there has been a rise in the minimum temperature in the city.

Shirur shivers

The lowest temperature in the district was recorded at Shirur which recorded 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius night temperatures during this winter.

Other places in the district witnessed a minimum temperature above 10 degrees Celsius.

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