- Climate of Ahmednagar

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The climate of the district is hot and dry,on whole extremely genial and is characterised by a hot summer and general dryness during major part of the year except during south-west monsoon season. In the hilly western part of the district , the climate is slightly cool. Bhandardara is hill station in the Akole taluka. In the cold season which lasts from November to February the air is dry and invigorating. The period from March to the first week of June is the hot season. It is followed by the south- west monsoon season which lasts till the end of September. October and November constitute the post-monsoon or the retreating south-west   monsoon  season.

Summer season

During summers, Ahmednagar experiences a hot and humid climate. From March to June, the temperature reaches up to a maximum of 40. The typical temperature here on a hot sunny day in May would be between 34-44°C. It is advisable not to visit this place during summer. Comfortable cotton clothes are preferred during summers.

Monsoon season

Monsoon in Ahmednagar is quite comfortable and its arrival is greeted with great relief as it spares people from the hot and humid summer. This season is a good time to experience the beauty of this place. However, heavy rains may interrupt your travel plans a bit. Records of rainfall in the district are available for 13 rain-gauge stations for periods extending from 47 to 83 years. The average annual rainfall in the district is 578.8 mm.

The district mostly is in rain shadow to the east of western ghats. Near the western border of the district the rainfall decreases rapidly as one proceeds towards east. But from a line roughly north-south in the central parts of the district the rainfall gradually increases towards the east. About 77 per cent of the annual rainfall in the district is received during the south-west monsoon season, September being the rainiest month.

The variation in rainfall from year to year is large. The highest annual rainfall amounting to 159 per cent of the normal occurred in 1916, while 1920 was the year with the lowest annual rainfall which was 51 per cent of normal. In the fifty year period from 1901 to 1950 the annual rainfall in the district was less than 80 per cent of the normal in 15 years with three consecutive years of such rainfall occurring once and two consecutive years thrice. Considering the annual rainfall at the individual stations two and three consecutive years of rainfall less than 80 per cent of the normal is common at many stations. Even four consecutive years of such low rainfall occurred once each at four of the stations. The annual rainfall in the district was between 300 and 800 mm. in 44 years in the fifty year period.


Winter season
Winter starts from October and continues till May. The weather is moderately cold and predominantly dry during this time. The average temperature remains around 22. December is the coldest month of the year with the mean daily maximum temperature at 28.5° C.In this season and winter is the peak tourist season of Ahmednagar. This season is considered the best time to visit Ahmednagar. The winter season in Ahmedabad starts from the month of December with Normal minimum temperatures falling to around 13° C .


The air is generally dry during the months from February to May and particularly so in the afternoons when the humidity is about 20 per cent on the average. The relative humidities during south-west monsoon period are between 60 and 80 per cent. Thereafter they decrease rapidly.


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