The city is consistently experiencing above-normal temperatures due to precipitation incursion on a regular basis and a deficiency of cold northerly winds.
The city is consistently experiencing above-normal temperatures due to moisture intrusion on a regular basis and a deficiency of cold northerly winds. According to the most recent forecast, there won’t be much of a decrease in the city’s minimum or maximum temperature in the next several days, with the lowest expected to stay between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius. The winter season normally begins in November when cool northerly winds start to blow over the state. The season then progressively gets stronger in December and lasts until January or mid-February. As a result, starting in November, temperatures start to drop by up to 10 degrees Celsius below average.
But since the winter season began this year, the city has not seen a noteworthy degree of cold. November has seen above-average temperatures, with the exception of two days when the minimum temperature was reported below normal. 14.4 degrees Celsius, below average, was recorded at Shivajinagar on November 16. However, the temperature returned to normal after a day. The first ten days of December saw above-average temperatures as well. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that the temperature will stay above average through at least December 18. “Pune is recording above normal minimum temperature due to a lot of moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea which is leading to frequent cloudy skies and enhanced moisture reduces the outgoing long wave radiation which results in higher temperature,” said Vineet Kumar, a former researcher at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), over the phone with Hindustan Times. The high minimum temperature is partly due to the absence of chilly northerly winds over Pune.
In his tweet, the researcher added that Pune’s average minimum temperature for the first ten days of December this year is 16.4 degrees Celsius, which is 2.5 degrees Celsius warmer than it was during the same time last year. At the moment, moisture is moving from the South Peninsula of India into the central portion of the nation, including Maharashtra. However, the chilly winds from the north are not powerful enough to enter the state. Consequently, even though the state will see a blue sky next week, the city will experience more fog due to increased moisture and cool, northerly breezes. Fog was observed in the city in the morning and the evening, according to Jyoti Sonar, senior meteorologist at IMD, Pune. Shivajinagar reported a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius on Sunday and a low temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius. These two measurements are one to four degrees Celsius above usual.