Pune: Christmas means cakes, carols and cold waves. But alas! this year, Puneites will miss the cold wave, as according to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the night temperatures in the city will hover around 12 degree Celsius, while the day temperature will dip to around 28 degree Celsius. Even on New Year, the city temperature will remain the same, ushering in a warmer New Year.
IMD has said that the city will experience partly cloudy skies. The lowest minimum temperature in the State on Sunday was recorded at 9.5 degree Celsius in Nashik, and the lowest minimum temperature recorded across India was 4.4 degree Celsius at Churu in west Rajasthan.
Many places in Vidarbha recorded below normal minimum temperatures, while almost normal minimum temperature was recorded in madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa on Sunday. Rest of the State witnessed dry weather.
IMD has forecast that the weather across Maharashtra will remain dry till December 28.
Dense to very dense fog was observed at isolated places over Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab. Dense fog was observed at isolated places over Manipur, Tripura and Odisha. Also, shallow to moderate fog was observed at isolated places over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
IMD noted that the minimum temperature is likely to fall by one to two degree Celsius over Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh till December 29. No significant change in minimum temperatures over remaining parts of the country is expected till December 29.
Temp in Maharashtra
*Cities==Min Temp on Sunday (degree Celsius)