February chill: Minimum temperature drops to 5.1°C in Pune, Nashik coldest in Maharashtra at 4°C
| Sunday | 10th February, 2019
But according to the temperature data from the IMD, Mahabaleshwar recorded a minimum temperature of 9°C on Saturday morning.The dip in minimum temperature to 5.1°C in Pune on Saturday was unexpected though the Met department had predicted significant fall in minimum temperature.
PUNE: The city on Saturday witnessed one of its coldest February mornings since the pre-Independence year of 1941, with the minimum temperature plunging to 5.1°C in Shivajinagar.The minimum temperature dipped so low in February only on five occasions in the past 78 years.
The all-time lowest minimum temperature of February in the city is 3.9°C, recorded in 1934.On Saturday, the city’s minimum temperature was significantly lower than that reported in north Indian cites like Dehradun, Haridwar, Delhi, Patiala, Chandigarh and Ludhiana.
But this winter has seen intermittent temperature dips for a short period even in February.During most years in the past, the lowest minimum temperature in February ranged from 8°C to 11°C in Pune.
By the second fortnight of the month, night temperature begins its upward climb.
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