It’s 5.70 C; lowest ever min temperature in December

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Dec 2018 12:00:43


 

Staff Reporter,

Minimum temperature in city breaks previous record of December

Biting cold on Friday broke all previous records of December month. Nagpur recorded minimum temperature of 5.7 degree Celsius, new lowest of the season. It was a tough night for those who struggled to survive under the moon. While the sudden change in weather forced Nagpurians to double up their woollen cover to brave the chill. Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur has forecast cold wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh for next 48 hours.

In Vidarbha, cold wave condition may develop at some places over Ahmadnagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bhandara, Bid, Buldana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal districts of Maharashtra from December 28 to 30.
Continuous breeze increased the chill while normal minimum temperature dropped by 7 degree Celsius to a new low of the season at 5.2 degree Celsius in just 24 hours.

After dropping to previous low of the season this year at 6.3 degree Celsius, city’s minimum temperature rose significantly to 10 degree Celsius during the previous week.
On Friday, Nagpurians woke up to coolest day as the second capital of the State was the coldest in Maharashtra.

Other cities in Vidarbha also recorded drop in minimum temperature. Akola, Buldhana and Gondia experienced 8.5 degree Celsius while Washim (9.0), Amravati (10.6), Brahmapuri (10.0), Chandrapur (10.0), Gadchiroli (11.2), Wardha (10.5) and Yavatmal (10.0) witnessed the chill.

Weatherman has predicted slight rise in temperature on Saturday night and minimum temperature may be around 6 degree Celsius.  However, weatherman has predicted a further rise of 2 degree Celsius rise in minimum temperature on Sunday. The minimum temperature is likely to get into double digits on the New Year eve.

There had been three western disturbances which moved across the western Himalayan region during the week, all of them remained ineffective. Also the easterly wave activity remained in general confined to the equatorial belt. As a result, cold wave conditions over northwest India gradually became severe as the week progressed, stated RMC.

 

Minim temp in cities in Vidarbha (on Friday)