Shiver me timbers: State doubles up with cold

Mumbai: Most of Maharashtra is reeling under a severe cold wave, with even day temperatures in areas like Toranmal, Parbhani and Buldhana having fallen by a degree or two, while night temperatures have dropped by three to five degrees.  Even in Mumbai, night temperatures have fallen by a degree. Nandurbar district is close to freezing point, even as Toranmal Dab Molgi recorded a temperature of 1°C, while city areas recorded a temperature of 3°C.

Toranmal Dab Molgi is famous as the Mahabaleshwar of Nandurbar and is living up to its name. On Wednesday, the day temperature in Parbhani was 29°C, a degree below normal and the night temperature recorded was 8.4°C, five degrees below normal.

For Thursday too, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a cold wave. Ditto for Buldhana and Ahmednagar. Day temperatures in Buldhana were three degrees below normal, at 24.2°C, while the minimum temperature was 10.2°C, four degrees below normal.

Here also, the cold wave is expected to continue for yet another day. Nashik too, reeled under a chilly blast, with night temperature at 7°C, three degrees below normal, as did Ahmednagar, which recorded a minimum temperature of 7°C, five degrees below normal.

A cold wave was also recorded in Mumbai and Pune — with minimum temperatures at 13.8°C on Tuesday, Mumbai temperatures were three degrees below normal.  The minimum temperature forecast for Wednesday was 14°C. Minimum temperature in Pune was 8°C, three degrees below normal.

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