THE CITY has witnessed a sudden dip in temperature for the last two days, with the minimum temperature being recorded at 15.1 degree Celsius. According to experts, cold northerly winds from cooler parts of Rajasthan have attributed to the sudden dip in the night temperature been experienced across madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions since the start of this week.
During the last two days, minimum temperatures in parts of Rajasthan have dipped to 11 degrees Celsius.
Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, said the dip in the temperature is a typical phenomenon during the post monsoon days. However, due to clear sky conditions in the city, day temperatures were recorded around 32 degrees Celsius.
PCS Rao, senior scientist at the Climate Monitoring and Analysis Group, IMD, Pune, said, “In association with an anti-cyclonic system lying over the North Arabian Sea, cold winds blowing from the northern plains over central India, including Maharashtra, has made the minimum temperatures drop.”
North madhya Maharashtra, in particular, has been severely influenced by these winds, IMD officials said.
They added that the minimum temperatures were expected to hover around 15 degrees Celsius for another two to three days.
Monsoon beats retreat in 29 days, ‘fastest in 2 yrs’
The southwest monsoon on Tuesday withdrew completely from all parts of the country, this time in 29 days, IMD official said on Wednesday. In comparison to the last two years, when the withdrawal of monsoon took 44 days (2016) and 46 days (2015), this year’s retreat has been rapid. The progress of the monsoon’s withdrawal was slowed down during the second week of October, after two systems developed from Bay of Bengal moved over central India. With this, the Met department has also announced development of favourable conditions for the onset of northeast monsoon over the southern peninsula.