While northern plains are shivering with freezing temperatures, Gujarat and adjoining areas are still deprived of winter chill. However, weather models are indicating a change in this situation during next two to three days.
Icy cold winds from northern plains are expected to reach Gujarat, leading to a drop in the minimums until December 29 or 30. The night temperatures may come down to 11 or 12 degrees in Deesa, Surendranagar, Patan, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Gandhinagar during this span. The weather would turn windy during the morning hours and feel like temperatures would be cold. The state might also witness the flavour of winter chill for the first time in this season.
The state of Gujarat generally remains free of weather activities, be it fog or rain/thundershowers throughout the Winter season. Barring one or two occasions, wherein some weather systems develop in close vicinity of the state giving rain, the weather remains largely dry. Thus, it is only the temperature that defines the momentum of Winters in the state.
Whatever fluctuation in either minimums or maximums occurs, it solely depends on the weather activity going on in the northern plains. Since the state has a long coastline, there is a huge difference between the weather of coastal stations and interior parts. While night temperatures often slip to single digits in Interior Gujarat, the coastal areas rarely record such low minimums (barring Naliya in West Gujarat, wherein temperature seldom hits single digit mark).
The month of December started with the maximum temperatures in the range of 30 to 32 degrees Celsius, while minimums were somewhere close to 20 degrees. Some fluctuations in the mid of the month dropped day temperatures to higher 20s, while night temperatures settled in higher 18s.
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