The city recorded the second least temperature of the period and the most reduced in the state on Sunday, with the base temperature droping to 10.4°C, which was underneath ordinary by two degrees Celsius, the IMD expressed.
The past least temperature was recorded on November 12 at 9.8°C, which was underneath typical by 4.9 degrees Celsius.
“The reason behind the fall in minimum temperature is local weather condition, due to the hilly region around the city associated with clear sky and less moisture-level in the atmosphere. So, the mercury level has come down to below 11°C,” Anupam Kashyapi, top of the climate gauge division of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, said.
The Lohegaon observatory recorded least temperature of 13.7°C, which was better than average by 0.7 degree Celsius, on Sunday.
Nonetheless, Kashyapi said that the night temperature would increment and float between 12-14°C throughout the week in the city.
“The wind pattern will mostly remain Southerly/South easterly. As a result, the moisture-level in the atmosphere will increase .There won’t be any impact of Northerly wind on these days over the city. As a result, the temperatures will increase by 3 to 4°C,” a met official said.
The city’s night temperatures had slowly begun tumbling from December 3. The Shivajinagar observatory had recorded 13.5°C, which was better than average by 1.1 degree Celsius, on December 3.
The mercury level had additionally gone down to 11.9°C, which was underneath typical by 0.5 degree celsius on December 4. On the following day, it had decreased further to 11.5°C, which was underneath typical by 0.9 degree Celsius.
Indeed, the night temperatures in the most recent seven day stretch of November and toward the start of December were better than average by 4-5 degree Celsius, IMD authorities said.
Nashik was the second coldest in the state after Pune on Sunday, with a base temperature of 10.6°C.
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