The state of Gujarat has been witnessing record low temperatures with cold wave conditions making an appearance over many parts of the state. This weather change has taken place in the wake of the Western Disturbance and its induced Cyclonic Circulation which had resulted in some rains over Gujarat as well.
The minimum temperatures in many parts of Gujarat are settling at least 5-6 degrees below normal. Usually, by the end of January, temperature starts rising. However, due to the late approach of an intense Western Disturbance, heavy snow has been observed in many areas and too much gap has been there between an upcoming system. Due to this, northerly winds are blowing over the region and minimums are settling well below resulting in an intensified winter chill.
The city of Ahmedabad saw its minimum at 8 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees below the normal levels. Vadodara at 9.4 degrees (-4), Bhavnagar 10.4 degrees (-4), Deesa 7.8 degrees (-3), Gandhinagar 6.8 degrees (-7), Kandla 10.1 degrees (-5), Naliya 4 degrees (-7), Porbandar 10 degrees (-5), Rajkot 8.5 degrees (-5).
These weather conditions will persist over Gujarat for a while now, as the upcoming Western Disturbance will be a very feeble one and not much change will be seen in the wind pattern.