Temp drops by 5 degrees in Bhopal; rain, thunders on the anvil

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2015 22:42 IST
A child in winter wears in Bhopal on Thursday as the day and night temperature of the city registered sharp decline. (Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

A major fall of five degree Celsius in day temperature in Bhopal on Thursday forced citizens to take out their winter wears.

Within five days, the city has seen a drop of 10 degrees in maximum temperature as Bhopal had recorded a maximum of 35.3 degrees on October 24.

The day temperature of Bhopal on Thursday decreased to 25.9 degrees from 31.7 degrees. According to the meteorological department, a fall in day temperature is taking place because of cloudy conditions prevailing over the city for the fourth consecutive day.

“Clouds may start getting clear by Friday, after which a fall in day temperature may occur. Maximum temperature of the city is expected to rise but minimum temperature will witness gradual fall,” said director of Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhopal, Anupam Kashyapi.

He said maximum temperature of the city would rise slightly till November 5. Thereafter, a fall in day and night temperatures would be witnessed, he added.

Meanwhile, rains occurred at many parts of the state including Bhopal on Thursday.

Hailstorm was also reported from Rewa division, Damoh and some other parts of the state. Warning of hailstorm at isolated places over Rewa and Shahdol divisions and Seoni, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Panna and Katni districts have also been released by MeT office.

Met office has predicted rain and thundershower activities at many places over Rewa and Shahdol divisions, and Seoni, Mandla, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Panna and Katni districts. Sagar division and Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ujjain, Rajgarh, Agar, Shajapur, Vidisha, Ashoknagar, Chindwara, Harda, Hoshangabad and Balaghat districts may also witness rain and thundershowers at few places in the next 24 hours.

Chapola storm will not impact India

Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhopal, Anupam Kashyapi said a cyclonic storm over Arabian Sea named Chapola, expected to develop into a severe cyclonic storm by Friday may not have any impact over India.

However, it would gather moisture in the atmosphere which can be responsible for sudden rainfall in several parts of MP.

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