It’s bone-rattling at 3.5 0 City records lowest minimum temperature ever C 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2018 10:35:33


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City records lowest minimum temperature ever C 

NAGPURIANS experienced the lowest minimum temperature ever, 3.5 degree Celsius, on Saturday. Friday was the coldest day of December with 5.7 degree Celsius. Minimum temperature recorded on Saturday broke all previous records. Previously, the lowest minimum temperature - -3.9degreeCelsius--was recorded in the city on January 7, 1937. According to Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur, “Cold wave condition will continue over Vidarbha and parts of central Maharashtra for next few days.” Roadside dwellers struggled a lot in the night while the sudden drop in temperature in the last couple of days, forced people to stay in their homes with full woolen cover. Braving the bone chilling cold, youth went out in the evening to enjoy the weekend with family and friends.

The entire Vidarbha region had been experiencing extreme cold for the past three days. In Vidarbha, Gadchiroli (10.20C)was the only city that crossed the double digit minimum temperature on Saturday while Akola (5.90C), Amravati (9.60C), Buldhana (7.80C), Brahmapuri (7 0C), Chandrapur (90C), Gondia (60C), Wardha (8.40C), Washim (8.60C) and Yavatmal(9.0 0C)experienced the chill.

According to Skymet, “In Vidarbha, cold wave condition may developat someplacesover Nagpur, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bhandara, Beed, Buldana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nanded, Nashik, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Wardha, Washim,Yavatmal,  Ahmednagar, districts of Maharashtra for the next three days.”

On Saturday, Nagpurians woke up to the coolest day ever. The second capital of the State was recorded the coldest in Maharashtra. Ahmednagar in Marathwada regionrecorded5.8 degree Celsius while Parbhani was 6.40C, Nanded 7.50C and Udgir 7.80C. In Madhya Maharashtra, Nashik (5.10C), Malegaon (5.40C) and Pune (5.90C) touched the 5 degree Celsius mark on Saturday. There had been three western disturbanceswhichmovedacross 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.