Bhopal residents woke up to a moist, misty day with early morning rainfall taking people by pleasant surprise. The meteorological department said that the showers were due to a cyclonic circulation over northern Rajasthan. Indore and other parts of state also received showers.
“Winters are expected to arrive in the state by November 5 this year. Day and night temperature will start decreasing from first week of next month. The rain which took place on Monday will lead to fall in temperature for a day but temperatures will rise again from Tuesday,” said director regional meteorological centre, Bhopal, Anupam Kashyapi.
Winters in the state would be comparatively warmer this year, with temperatures expected to remain 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius over the normal mark, possibly due to the impact of El Nino.
Bhopal recorded 3.0 mm rainfall on Monday. The rain continued for almost 30 minutes in the state capital and led to sudden fall in maximum temperature of the city.
The day temperatures in the city also fell to 30.1 degree celsius from 34.6 degree celsius on Monday. The MeT office has predicted that the sky will mainly remain cloudy for the next 24 hours. Light rain and thundery activity may also occur at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, other parts of the state also witnessed rain and thundery activities on Monday. Khargone recorded highest rain in the state with 7.0 mm, followed by Dhar-5.0 mm, Damoh-3.7 mm, Indore-1.8 mm, Ratlam-1.2mm, Shajapur-1.0mm and Sagar-0.4 mm.
Temp below normal in Indore
Clouds pulled down day’s temperature in Indore below normal for the first time on Monday after month-long spell of sunny days. City received light showers at isolated places in morning.
Indore recorded maximum temperature of 28.5 degrees Celsius which was three degrees below normal. The minimum temperature at 19.4 degrees Celsius was two degrees above normal.