By: Pune Pulse
October 24, 2023
Pune: The city of Pune has recently experienced a significant change in weather conditions. After a period of dropping minimum temperatures, the city is now facing a cold wave.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that the minimum temperature will continue to decrease in the next two days, potentially intensifying the cold wave.
As per the information provided, this shift in weather is expected to lessen the impact of the previously experienced ‘October Heat’ in the city. Previously, the city had been experiencing dry weather conditions as the rains subsided. However, the minimum temperature had been steadily rising for the past week, reaching approximately 3 degrees above the normal range. Typically, Pune registers minimum temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius.
However, on Monday, the city experienced an all-time low minimum temperature for October, reaching 18.2 degrees Celsius. This is historically unprecedented for Pune during this month. The recent drop in minimum temperatures can be attributed to partly cloudy conditions. On the previous Sunday, the minimum temperature had risen by four degrees.
At the same time, the maximum temperature had been fluctuating, subjecting Pune residents to both heat and cold. The Meteorological Department predicts that dry weather will persist in Pune and its neighboring regions for the upcoming week. The city’s minimum temperature is expected to decrease by approximately 1-2 degrees Celsius in the next two days. Additionally, various parts of the state are also experiencing a decline in minimum temperatures. Jalgaon reported the lowest temperature in the state, reaching 15 degrees Celsius on Monday. In Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, and Marathwada, the minimum temperature dropped slightly below average in several areas.
A low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal is gaining intensity and may develop into a cyclone by Tuesday, potentially progressing toward Bangladesh. The formation of Cyclone ‘Tej’ in the Arabian Sea poses no immediate threat to Maharashtra or India’s west coast, with a magnitude of 110 knots and forecasted to make landfall on the coast of Yemen. Vineet Kumar of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) reported that five cyclones have formed globally, with two more on the verge of development.