Residents in Pune have began feeling the winter chills because the minimal temperature dropped to 14.4 levels Celsius on Monday, a drop from 22 levels Celsius in the course of the weekend.
The metrological division mentioned, Pune metropolis has witnessed a drop of eight levels Celsius in minimal temperature within the final three days.
The climate division attributed the drop in temperature to vary within the climate.
On Monday, the India Metrological Division’s (IMD’s) Shivajinagar observatory recorded a minimal temperature of 14.4 levels Celsius whereas it had reported 22.4 levels Celsius on Saturday.
On Sunday, Shivajinagar recorded a minimal temperature of 15.8 levels Celsius.
The climate in Pune over the previous week has been dry and muggy via the day, however nights have been cooler as a result of delayed withdrawal of monsoon.
“Dry air has began blowing over town and the minimal temperature has witnessed a drop within the final three to 4 days. From round 22 levels Celsius, it dropped to round 14.4 levels Celsius by Monday, ” mentioned Anupam Kashyapi, head of the climate forecasting division at IMD, Pune.
Kashyapi additional mentioned the identical sort of climate will prevail in the course of the subsequent week due to clear sky. “There will likely be a marginal rise in day temperature however due to clear sky longwave radiation will escape.”
Whereas talking concerning the subsequent three to 4 days, Kashyapi mentioned, “There’s a change within the formation of smog layer at remoted pockets so the minimal temperature won’t drop as anticipated.”
In response to IMD’s climate forecast for town, minimal and most temperatures are anticipated to remain round 15 levels and 31 levels Celsius respectively.
Regardless of the dip in temperature, nevertheless, air pollution ranges within the metropolis have improved due to stronger than common winds, as much as 16kmph in some locations.
On Monday, Pune’s AQI was 81 (passable). System of Air High quality and Climate Forecasting And Analysis (SAFAR) forecasted 117 (reasonable) AQI on Tuesday for Pune metropolis.
On Monday, the bottom minimal temperature 12.2 levels Celsius in Maharashtra was reported at Mahabaleshwar in Satara district.
Date ==Minimal temperature
October 24== 14.4°C
October 23== 15.8°C
October 18== 19.7°C
Docs worry rise in viral infections
In response to metropolis docs, the large hole between day and night time temperatures could cause viral infections.
Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, president of the Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA), Pune chapter, mentioned, “The massive distinction between the day and night time time temperatures have led to a surge in infections resembling chilly and cough, throat an infection, tonsils, respiratory tract an infection and others.’’
Deshpande additional suggested to keep away from publicity to morning chilly, and take correct precautions whereas stepping out for an early morning stroll.