Nagpurians got a big relief from the drop in winter temperature after 14th January i.e Makar Sankranti. The nights got less colder and there was a sigh of relief from chilling cold weather which made nagpurians stay indoors during night. The afternoon temperature has risen considerably now and very few people will be seen with sweaters and shawls.
The rise in temperature indicates end of winters and start of summer season with considerable rise in day temperature. The meteorological department predicts rains on 22nd and 23rd of January 2013 due to moisture laden winds coming from Bay of Bengal which will clash with moisture laden winds from Rajasthan. This will increase the phase of cold weather bringing some temporary relief before we experience scorching heat of summer season.