The cities of Mumbai, Pune and Nashik make a trio within about 200 km of distance with Mumbai being situated right on the coast. Meanwhile, the cities of Nashik and Pune lie on the lee side of the Ghats. Nashik and Pune lie on an elevation of 2000 ft and 1800 ft respectively.
While all these areas lie in proximity with each other, the climatic variation is quite large for these cities. The monthly mean for Nashik and Pune throughout the year does not exceed more than 200 mm. The month of July is the rainiest for all three cities wherein Mumbai records a whopping 840 mm while Pune and Nashik’s monthly mean stands at 187 mm, and 156 mm, respectively.