Right now we are in a transition period where North India is witnessing change in weather conditions. Western Disturbances in the region have become frequent resulting in rain and snow in the hills. The plains have also been receiving light rain. Temperatures have begun to drop, giving that wintery feel.
Down South, the Northeast Monsoon is active and giving good rain in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The adjoining states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are also feeling the impact of this weather in the form of occasional light to moderate rain.
However, Gujarat in the west has been very hot. With clear skies and the sun in the northern hemisphere the maximum temperatures have been settling close to 38°C. The wind pattern has also changed and is blowing from the land, which is quite warm, especially during the afternoon hours. Also its proximity to Rajasthan is pushing up the maximums in the state.
Gujarat is the hottest pocket of the country at the moment, with Ahmedabad recording 36.2°C as the maximum temperature on Monday. Baroda settled marginally higher at 36.4°C, Bhuj recorded 38°C, Kandla 37.4°C and Surat 37°C. These temperatures clearly indicate how hot and uncomfortable the weather has been in this pocket.
These temperatures are likely to maintain for at least another 48-72 hours.