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Clouding over Gujarat around January 20; comfortable nights ahead

January 18, 2019 12:54 PM |

Clouding in the country

Gujarat normally records minimums in double digits only. It is only on account of some extreme weather conditions, these slip to single digits over interiors parts of the state. In the recent past, i.e. couple of weeks ago, the state witnessed two notable spells of single digit temperature wherein minimums over Naliya went down to 4.4℃. The period also witnessed Cold Wave conditions in some pockets. This was in wake of cold northwesterly winds which were continuously blowing over the state. However, as we said above, weather changes its colors rapidly over Gujarat, minimums over the state soon came back in their double digit form. At present, these are above normal over most places.

If we talk data wise then, minimum over Bhuj has been recorded at 14℃, which is above normal by 5℃ while Naliya has recorded its minimums at 12℃, below normal by 2℃. Talking about coastal Gujarat, mercury over Dwarka has reached to 17.4℃ during the last 24 hours.

In the coming three to four days, in wake of major activity in terms of rain and snow that is going to take place over North India, wind profile will change over the entire Gujarat region. As relatively warmer winds coming from sea side will grip the state, minimum over coastal areas such as Porbandar, Dwarka and Jamnanagar will go above 15℃. Similarly, minimums will stay above normal over interior parts. Further, clouding may also occur over Saurashtra and Kutch regions around January 20 and 21 which might extend to some interior parts as well. However, chances of rains are very bleak. Moreover, with wind pattern changing its directions from north/northeasterly to south/southeasterly, next three to four days will witness comfortable nights for the residents of Gujarat as minimums will settle in double digits only.

The state of Gujarat observes least weather activity in terms of fog and rain during the winter season. However, the state records low minimums throughout the winters. Weather of Gujarat is largely governed by the weather over North India as arrival and departure of successive Western Disturbances and their induced cyclonic circulations keep increasing and decreasing the temperatures.

Thus, mercury here keeps playing rise and fall game almost in every five to six days. It is because of these varied conditions, Gujarat ranks in small children falling sick more often during this season.

Further, because of the state’s long coastline, conditions remain poles apart in interior and coastal parts of the state. Interiors of Gujarat such as Deesa, Mehsana and Sunder Nagar witness harsh winters. On the other hand, places in proximity to sea such as Dwarka, Surat and Baruch observe mild winters. Moreover, the interior most part of Gujarat such as Bhuj tops in recording below normal minimums while places exactly on the coastline such as Naliya always fails to record any significant minimums.

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