PUNE: There seems to be no respite from rising mercury during the day. The day temperature on Tuesday was reported to be 29.1 degrees Celsius. Rise in the temperature usually occurs after the festival of Makar Sankranti. However, with hardly any winter blues, the day and night temperatures in the city may continue to remain above normal.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Head of Weather at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Anupam Kashyapi said that this winter has been warmer just like the Met Department had predicted.
“The temperature is expected to be above normal for day and night in the coming days in Pune. However, a slight drop in temperature is expected on January 17. However, that will not be much,” said Kashyapi.
According to IMD predictions, day temperature in the city will continue to be around 28 degrees Celsius till January 16. Thereafter, it may rise up to 29 degrees Celsius till January 20.
The night temperatures may remain around 15 degrees Celsius till January 16. On January 17, it may drop to 13 degrees Celsius. Thereafter, it is likely to rise to 14 degrees Celsius on January 20.
According to IMD, the lowest minimum temperature in the State on Tuesday was reported at Nagpur and Brahmapuri at 9.4 degrees Celsius.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Kashyapi added that parts of Vidarbha may see a dip in temperature.
“However, other parts of the State shall have above normal day and night temperatures with ongoing warmer weather,” said Kashyapi. He, however, added that the temperature is on the warmer side but winter is still not over.
MORE THAN NORMAL
Pune reported day temperature at 29.1 degrees Celsius, while night temperature was at 14.8 degrees Celsius. The night temperature was 3.9 degrees more than normal.