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The climate of Nashik district is characterised, by dryness except in the south-west monsoon season. The year may be divided into four seasons, The cold season from December to February followed by the hot season from March to May and the south-west monsoon season from June to September followed by the post-monsoon season during October and November.

Temperature : There are two meteorological observatories in the district, one at Malegaon and the other at Nasik. The records of these two observatories may be taken as representative of the climatic conditions in the district. Malegaon is situated in the eastern part of the district which is at a slightly lower elevation than the rest of the district. The temperatures at this station are about 3 °C higher than at Nasik in summer and about one or two degrees higher in the cold season. In the' region of the western ghats the temperatures may be much lower than at Nasik depending on the elevations. Temperatures begin to increase rapidly from about the latter half of February, May is the hottest month with the mean daily maximum temperature at 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) at Malegaon and 37.4 °C (99.3 ºF) at Nasik. The heat is intense in the height of summer and on some days the maximum temperatures may go above 46° C in the eastern parts of the district with comparatively lower elevations. The oppressiveness, during May and in June till the onset of the south-west monsoon, is relieved on some days by afternoon thundershowers, Night temperatures during June are slightly higher than during May. With the onset of the south-west monsoon early in June day temperatures decrease appreciably and the weather throughout the south­west monsoon season is pleasant. Early in October the south-west monsoon withdraws from the district and the day temperatures increase by two or three degrees centigrade on the average in October. However, night temperatures decrease progressively after September. From November temperatures decrease rapidly. December is the coldest month with the mean daily minimum temperature at 11.3 °C (52.3 °F) at Malegaon and 10.2 °C (50.4 °F) at Nasik. The mean daily maximum temperature in this month is 29.5 °C (85.1 °F) at Malegaon and 28. 3 °C (82.9 °F) at Nasik. In association with western disturbances which, move across north India, in the cold season, cold waves affect the district and minimum temperatures sometimes drop to the freezing point of water and frosts occur causing damage to crops.
The highest maximum temperature recorded was 46.7 °C (116.1 °F) on May 23, 1916, at Malegaon while it was 42.4 °C (108.3 °F) on ­May 12,1960, at Nasik. The lowest minimum temperature at Malegaon was 0.1 °C (30.9 °F) on February 1, 1929 and at Nasik it was 0.6 °C (33.1ºF) on January 7, 1945.

Humidity : The air is very humid during the south-west monsoon season. In the post-monsoon, cold and summer seasons the air is dry. The summer season is the driest part of the year with relative humidities between 20 and 25 per cent only in the afternoons.

Cloudiness : The skies are heavily clouded to overcast during the south-west monsoon season. In the rest of the year skies are mostly clear or lightly clouded.

Winds : Winds are generally light to moderate with some strengthening in wind force during the latter part of the summer season and in the south-west monsoon season. Winds are south-westerly or westerly in the south-west monsoon season. In the post-monsoon season winds are light and variable in direction in the mornings and north-easterly or easterly in the afternoons. In the cold season winds blow from directions between south-west and north-west in the mornings and between north and east in the afternoons. In the hot season winds are from directions between south-west and north-west.

Special Weather Phenomena : Some of the storms and depressions from the Arabian sea in the latter half of summer and in the post-monsoon season affect the district and its neighbourhood causing widespread rain. Thunderstorms occur in the latter half of the hot season and in the post-monsoon season.



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