Pune: Minimum temperature of 8.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city on Wednesday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded night temperature of 9.1 degree Celsius at Pashan while 9.7 degrees at Lohegaon.
Parbhani 9.6 degree Celsius
Mumbai and Maharashtra winter is likely to continue with Mumbai minimum temperature around 16 to 17 degree Celsius and Pune single digit as per IMD GFS guidance. Parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha are likely to continue with the same trend. Temperatures are likely to rise gradually and models show likely lowering near year end, explained KS Hosalikar, Head, Regional Meteorological Centre on Twitter.
Cold northerly winds have been lowering the temperature in northern states of the country leading to the drop of temperature in Pune and rest of the state. Pune also experienced cold conditions on Tuesday as the temperature was recorded at 8.1 degree Celsius. The IMD has also reported Pune as the coldest spot in Central Maharashtra on Tuesday.
The weather department has already stated that the minimum temperature will hover around 9 degrees Celsius in the first few days of the week and will increase to 10 and 11 degrees Celsius during the weekend. A drop in temperature has been directly linked with coldwave conditions prevailing in northern parts of the country. Many states such as Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi are experiencing a cold wave.
Apart from Pune, Jeur saw temperature going down at 7 degree Celsius while Nashik reported 8.2 degree Celsius. Gondia continues to witness chill winds at 8 degrees. Nagpur also witnessed 9.2 degree Celsius while Parbhani reported 9.6 degree Celsius.