With a minimum temperature dropping to 7.4°C on Thursday, Shirur was declared the state’s coldest location as per the IMD records. Close behind it was NDA in Pune, where the temperature dropped to 7.6°C. Shivajinagar, near Pune, and Nashik, also near Pune, tied for third place with minimum temperatures of 8.6°C.
On Thursday, temperatures in many parts of Maharashtra dropped below their seasonal average. The recorded minimums were all 2–5° below average. Jalgaon recorded 9.3°C, followed by Baramati and Nagpur at 8.7°C. Akola and Gondia recorded minimum temperatures of 9.5°C, while Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Malegaon recorded lows of 9.4°C.
Minimum temperatures throughout Maharashtra will gradually rise beginning Friday afternoon, according to a senior Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Pune official. It is anticipated that this will last for three or four days. The wind pattern is expected to change. It is anticipated that north India will experience two consecutive western disturbances that will serve as a barrier against additional minimum temperature drops until roughly January 29. There may then be a brief window of time during which the nighttime temperature drops again.
An independent weather forecaster had earlier predicted that single-digit minimum temperatures would occur in several Maharashtra districts on January 24–25 due to the intrusion of dry air from the north.