Persisting Cold Wave makes Central India cooler than North India

November 20, 2016 3:01 PM |

Winter in Central India

Winter is an unusual time for India. Due its vast geographical diversity, the minimum temperatures during the season could vary from below zero degree Celsius temperatures to tropical 21°C. Usually the areas in North India witness single digit temperatures in early in November, but somehow that is not the case this time around.

At present, cold wave conditions are prevailing over most parts of Vidarbha and some parts of Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra, even areas like Telangana, Chhattisgarh and interior Odisha and Jharkhand are experiencing cold wave condition.

Temperatures are below 5-7°C over many places in Vidarbha, for example Akola is presently at 11°C which is 7°C below normal. Amravati is 6°C below normal with a minimum of 11.4°C. Temperatures of many other places are hovering between 10-11°C.

All these areas are receiving cool northeasterly winds for last many days, that is why temperatures have fallen significantly. However other parts of Maharashtra such as Madhya Maharashtra are witnessing variability in wind direction.

This is why temperatures are fluctuating as the temperatures rise whenever winds change direction. Like if winds are blowing from northwest directions as these winds are warm from Arabian Sea. And when the wind directions changes to north-northeasterly, then the temperature falls.

Usually minimum temperatures in Vidarbha and Marathwada remain between 15°C to 17°C, but as of now the numbers are much lower than the minimum.  It floats between 10°C -11°C. So we can say many areas Central India are much cooler than northern parts of country such as North Madhya Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Cold Wave is declared whenever normal of minimum temperatures are 10°C or more and departure from normal is 4-5°C which is the current case in Central India.

Image Credit:

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to





For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
स्कायमेटने वर्तविलेल्या अचूक अंदाजानुसार, गेल्या आठवड्यात मध्य प्रदेशात मुसळधार व गुजरात आणि पूर्व राजस्थानात देखील…
Monday, September 16 21:00Reply
#Rainfall activities are likely throughout the week over both the region. During the first half of the week,
Monday, September 16 20:30Reply
17 सितंबर मॉनसून पूर्वानुमान: पूर्वी और मध्य उत्तर प्रदेश में अच्छी बारिश की उम्मीदI #Hindi #Monsoon #UttarPradesh
Monday, September 16 20:15Reply
There are chances of scattered rains over West #UttarPradesh but these rains would not be seen all over the places.
Monday, September 16 20:00Reply
#Marathi मुंबईसह संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्रात पावसाचा जोर वाढणे अपेक्षित #Mumbai #MumbaiRains
Monday, September 16 19:45Reply
मॉनसून जाने से पहले एक बार फिर से मध्य प्रदेश सहित मध्य भारत के कुछ भागों बारिश देने वाला है। #Hindi
Monday, September 16 19:30Reply
#Monsoon Forecast Sep 17: #UttarPradesh, #Bihar, #Jharkhand, #Assam to see active Monsoon conditions. #Monsoon2019
Monday, September 16 19:15Reply
Monday, September 16 19:00Reply
लखनऊ, वाराणसी, प्रयागराज, जोनपुर गोरखपुर कानपुर व ,अमेठी सहित बिहार के पटना,गया ,मगलपुर,भागलपुर सहित किशनगंज,'पूर्…
Monday, September 16 18:45Reply
We expect #MumbaiRains to go light but some localised moderate spells cannot be ruled out during the next 24 hours.…
Monday, September 16 18:33Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try