City shivers at 81 degree Celsius

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Dec 2015 16:29:38


Freezing Friday cherished

Staff Reporter

Winter in the second capital of Maharashtra got bone-chilling on Friday, with minimum temperature dipping to 8.1 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.
Though the morning was filled with mist, the afternoon offered a full of winter sunshine. The temperature climbed up at a maximum of 23.3 degree Celsius, six degree below normal.
On Friday, actual cold greeted Nagpur on the occasion of Christmas. Citizens enjoyed the cool breeze and the holiday by visiting various tourist spots of the city. Though, this year winter struck little late, but with temperatures dipping with each passing day, the feel of winter has settled in.
The lowest temperature in the region was recorded in Gondia that shivered under 7.6 Degree Celsius while Akola stood second with 8.0 Degree Celsius. The maximum temperature of Gondia and Nagpur were almost equal while Akola recorded 27 Degree Celsius.
Similarly, temperatures of other cities were Amravati (minimum - 11.0; maximum- 23.8), Buldana (9.0; 24.0), Bramhapuri (10.0; 25.4), Chandrapur (12.6; 25.6), Washim (11.8; 24.0), Wardha (9.6; 24.5) and Yavatmal (9.0; 23.6).
Friday's 8.1 was the lowest temperature recorded by Regional Meteorological Centre in Nagpur  this year. In 2014, the lowest temperature of the season was 5 Degree Celsius on December 29 while the maximum was recorded 33.4 Degree Celsius recorded on December 1. In 2014, Nagpur faced lowest-ever temperature of a decade. The Weather Department has predicted that this year, too, similar temperature would be witnessed.
According to weathermen, cold waves will continue next week also all over the region. Moderate fog will be observed at isolated places over some parts of Vidarbha and North Madhya Pradesh. Severe cold wave would prevail at isolated places in Madhya Pradesh also.
Weather Department also said that the upper air cyclonic circulation over South Chhattisgarh and neighbouring areas has become less marked. However, a trough extends from East Bihar to Odisha at 3.1 km above mean sea level. Dry air continues to prevail over Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.

Cold wave in Vidarbha

Amravati Bureau

All the murmurs and cries about winter not being good enough this year shivered into silence on Friday. For, winter offered its most biting presence snubbing temperatures to single digit numbers in most parts of Vidarbha. As the region reeled under the cold wave, its people, covered from head to toe in woolens, preferred either the comfort of the indoors or a place somewhere near the fire.
Most cities of Vidarbha had minimum temperatures in single-digit numbers. At 7.6 degree Celsius Gondia district recorded lowest temperature in the region, followed by Akola - 8.0 and Nagpur 8.1 degree Celsius.