Pune, 16th January 2024: The State of Maharashtra continues to wait for the onset of winter, even as dry weather prevails and the minimum temperature shows little sign of a significant drop in the upcoming week.
The beginning of the new year brought with it a cloudy atmosphere and unseasonal rain across Maharashtra. Although the weather has since cleared, dry conditions persist throughout the state, leaving residents waiting for the expected winter chill.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reports that the Western Disturbance, characterized by cold wind flow, continues to influence the western Himalayan region. However, its impact on the state of Maharashtra is unlikely. Currently, no active meteorological system is affecting the region, resulting in the prevailing dry climate. Dry conditions are anticipated to persist over the next week.
Despite the wait for winter, the minimum temperature is projected to drop only slightly in the coming days. On Monday, Jalgaon recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the state at 9.9 degrees Celsius. Other cities followed, with Aurangabad at 10.2 degrees Celsius, Nashik at 11.1 degrees Celsius, Nagar at 11.5 degrees Celsius, and Yavatmal at 12.0 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature averaged at 13.0 degrees Celsius in Vidarbha, 14.0 degrees Celsius in Marathwada, 13.0 degrees Celsius in Central Maharashtra, and 20.0 degrees Celsius along the coastal areas.