Yes ! The Konkan Strip heating has started ! And all along the "dark yellow" belt put up by Vagaries.
Hottest (also in India) on Friday was Ratnagiri at 38.5c, followed by Panjim at 37.2c. Tiruchirapalli at 37.0c, Mumbai SCruz closely behind at 36.8c ( at +4.7c, seems to be in a hurry to achieve what i thought would take till Sunday).
However, not all Konkan is heating up. Alibag was 31.2c and Dahanu was 31.0c.
New Delhi Sjung was a comfortable 25.1c, while Pune was 33.7c. Kolkata rose till 33.6c Friday....
Highest in Asia was in Thailand, Lamphun at 39c..
March Outlook on Current Weather Page....
The last day of the month of February saw light rain/snow restricted to Kashmir and HP hills.
But, from the 1st of March, In the absence of any active systems, the weather is expected to be dry all over the India, Pakistan and Nepal from 28th February for the next 5 days, till 4th March.
Light rains in Kashmir and HP hills on 5th March.
Warming up from first Day of March:
No system dominates, so, the Upper Northern palins of the regions will have strong to gusty NW winds.
This will encourage the day temperatures to rise gradually.
Delhi NCR: Clear skies.
From the 1st of March, thereafter, a gradual rise to reach 29c by the 4th of March. Nights will be remaining pleasant around 12/13c till 4th.
First 4 days of March are forecasted to warm up in Central India due to Easterly winds. similar east winds will warm up the Gujarat and Konkan coast.
Mumbai SCruz: Mumbai Colaba was a pleasant 30.2c today (Thursday), and Scruz was 33.8c..However,
1st March to 4th March will see Easterly winds causing the days to rise regularly to reach 36c by 2nd/3rd March (Scruz). Low temperature will be around 20c.
Outer townships may touch 38c by the 2nd or 3rd of March.
Pune: Warm days with the days touching 37c by the 2nd or 3rd of March. Nights will also hover around 17/18c.
Region in the North Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra or Gujarat may soon see the first 40c of this year.
Vidarbha sees a rise to 37/38c in the first week. Goa should see a rise to 36/37c by Sunday.
Surat: Thursday Surat reached 34.2c. Warming gradually to reach 37/38c by the 2nd or 3rd of March. Bharuch also likely to warm up and reach 37/38 by the 2nd of March.
Kolkata: Seeing Thursday's high of 31.4c, we notice around 31c since last 3 days. I estimate the first 4 days of March will be maintained around 32/33c.
In Pakistan, Karachi will remain warm around 31/32c till 4th March, but we see Hyderabad (Sindh) heating up to 36c by Sunday.
Vagaries' views on March Weather for the Sub Continent later tonite