Thursday, February 20, 2020

# MAHASHIVRATRI..  
West India

Festive weather series (past 20 years weather averages of Mahashivratri day)
(Duration : 12 Feb to 12 Mar)

Most of West India experiences transition/spring weather during this period as temps rise from the winter levels but are lower than summer levels .Mostly sunny and dry to extremely dry weather prevails.Because of the dry weather , diurnal temp variation can be very high over the interior coastal plains and Deccan plateau. 

1.Maharashtra coastal plain / Gujarat plains

Maharashtra coastal plain has very dry, warm to hot days  and mild to cool nights .Humidity can fall below 20% even near the sea.
As we move away from the sea towards the interior coastal region, the days become hotter(can be hottest and driest in the country during this time of the year) and nights bit cooler.The diurnal variation of temp can be high (more than 20 c).

Gujarat plains(Rajkot) have warm to hot days and cool nights.



2. Deccan Plateau (Maharashtra)

North west Deccan plateau (Nasik , Pune) has extremely dry,hot days and cool to cold nights .Humidity can fall below 10%.
Diurnal variation of temp can be very high (upto 25 c).

Vidarbha (Eastern Maharashtra Deccan) can experience some thunderstorms during this season, as it is just the start of summer thunderstorm season over central India.Nagpur is representative of this weather.

South Deccan plateau(Solapur) experiences early summer type conditions (very hot and very dry).




1 comment:

Paresh said...

This always make great reading... easy to figure out. Thnx Rohit!

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