The meteorological department, Bhopal, on Monday predicted that chill will set in Malwa-Nimad area after December 15, before which it will be moderately cold.
IMD Bhopal director Anupam Kashyapi said northerly winds blowing across the area at a maximum speed of 15 km an hour from Monday will pull down temperatures in coming days, which will bring chill in Malwa-Nimad. “But expect the actual vigour of cold after December 15,” Kashyapi said.
IMD said that a western disturbance approaching from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan will move towards Jammu and Kashmir in a few days, which may change the wind pattern, but its effect will be short-lived.
On Monday, Indore city recorded maximum temperature of 27.2 degrees celsius, which was one degree below normal. The minimum temperature at 11.9 degrees celsius was normal. Winds blew from north and north-east for most part of the day reaching maximum speed of nine kilometres an hour. Morning and evening humidity was 65% and 41% respectively.
City’s maximum and minimum temperatures have remained more or less the same in last two days.