Pune Braces for Warmer Nights as IMD Forecasts Temperature Shift

In a notable deviation from the recent chill, Pune witnessed single-digit minimum temperatures in several parts of the state, signaling the coldest day this winter. Pashan, recording a minimum temperature of 10.4°C on Wednesday morning, emerged as the coldest place in Pune. However, a recent analysis of IMD data indicates that this dip is not isolated but part of a broader pattern across the state.

On Wednesday, five instances of single-digit minimum temperatures were recorded in Vidarbha, with Gondia at 9.2°C, Chandrapur at 9.4°C, and Nagpur at 9.8°C. Yavatmal claimed the title of the coldest place in the state, registering a low of 8.7°C.

The IMD data analysis reveals that Wednesday’s minimum temperatures were notably 3-5 degrees below the average. In contrast, Lohegaon and Shivajinagar, with temperatures of 14.3°C and 12°C respectively, remained slightly above normal, signaling a variance in the weather pattern across the region.

According to a senior IMD official, Pune is currently experiencing a north-easterly wind, contributing to the cooler temperatures. However, a significant change is anticipated from December 22 onwards, with a shift in wind patterns that could bring milder nights for the next few days.

Wind patterns play a crucial role in local weather conditions, and the anticipated shift could lead to a rise in the minimum temperature. The IMD official explained that the prevailing northeasterly winds from north India, responsible for the cooler air, might be replaced by damp winds originating from the southeast or south-southeast. This change could result in a slightly warmer and more humid air mass, causing the minimum temperature to gradually increase.

As Pune readies for a shift in weather dynamics, residents are advised to stay updated on the evolving conditions for the coming days.

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