New Delhi, January 23: Winter chills and cold conditions are all set to grip parts of Maharashtra again in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The minimum temperature across parts of the state continued to dip and is likely to see a drop over the weekend. According to a weather bulletin by the IMD, Pune, Mumbai and several other parts of Maharashtra will witness winter chills again on Republic Day i.e. on January 26 as the northerly wind is likely to penetrate into the state on January 25.
According to a report by HT, Anupam Kashyapi, head of IMD weather department of Pune informed that there is a cyclonic circuit over central Maharashtra that is blocking the northerly flow of wind. In the wake of the current weather conditions, the state is experiencing higher minimum temperatures at several places. Mumbai Winter 2020: City Wakes Up to Chilly Morning at 15 Degree Celsius, Mercury Dips to 10 Degrees in Panvel.
The official informed that there will be no change in temperature till January 24, however, change will take place from January 25. Pune is expected to record a minimum temperature of 12 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius till January 26. The official added that the minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius is expected as northerly wind is likely to penetrate Maharashtra.
Mumbai has been witnessing low temperatures during the day and night. Mumbakars have been feeling the heat during the day with a tint of winter chill early in the morning and night. The drop in temperature during early motning and night is because of the cloud formation which increases the maximum temperature, reports said. On Wednesday, the Santacruz observatory in Mumbai recorded a minimum temperature of 18.3 degree Celsius, which was 1.5 above normal. The IMD Colaba observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 19.5 degree Celsius, which was also 0.5 above normal.