Fog hits train movement in Madhya Pradesh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2016 21:48 IST
A fisherman sails his boat amid thick fog in Bhopal on Sunday. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

The foggy weather witnessed in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday and Sunday is likely to continue on Monday and Tuesday as well, the Met department has predicted, adding that there are also chances of a hailstorm in the coming days.

However, minimum temperatures continued to be above normal despite the foggy conditions and maximum temperatures remained marginally lower than average.

On Sunday, Bhopal registered a maximum temperature of 23.8 degree Celsius, which was 1 degree below normal and a minimum temperature of 13.8 degree Celsius. which was 4 degrees above normal.

The Met department has predicted a minimum temperature of 13 degree Celsius on Monday and the maximum temperature is expected to drop to 22 degree Celsius.

Fog is expected to continue in northern districts, including Chambal, Gwalior, Sagar, Rewa divisions and districts in the Bhopal division. Clouds are expected to clear by Wednesday after which the city may witness a spell of cold with minimum temperatures slipping below 10 degree Celsius.

The fog witnessed by the state has so far failed to have a major impact on flight arrivals and departures at the Raja Bhoj airport on Sunday. AI 833 and AI 834 -- flights that arrive in Bhopal from Delhi and leave for Delhi respectively -- were the only flights to be delayed by about two hours.

The movement of trains was affected, with many prominent trains arriving late in Bhopal on Sunday. The 12156 Nizamuddin Habibganj Bhopal Express arrived late by 3 hours, 30 minutes. The 12138 Ferozepur Mumbai Punjab Mail was running late by 3 hours 40 minutes. The 12622 Tamil Nadu Express arrived late by 3 hours, 35 minutes.

Clouds turn weather cold in Indore

Clouds and cool winds turned the weather cold in Indore as city’s maximum temperature dropped below normal on Sunday.

City recorded maximum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius which was one degree below normal. The minimum temperature at 13.6 degrees Celsius was four degrees above normal. Winds blew from north-east at maximum speed of 15 kilometres an hour.

According to meteorological department website, clouds will prevail on Monday as the weather conditions is likely to remain same. The day temperature is expected to rise by Tuesday when clouds will get cleared.

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