THE TEMPERATURE finally dipped somewhat on New Year’s night and also on New Year Day, giving citizens a feel of the cold. Raisen recorded an unusually low minimum temperature of 5 degrees on New Year night, the lowest recorded in the State.
In the Capital, both day and night temperatures dropped by more than two degrees and breezy conditions during the entire day made residents feel the cold.
On New Year night, the minimum temperature in the City was recorded at 9.4 degrees Celsius – a degree less than normal and about 2.5 degrees lesser than the minimum temperature recorded on Saturday night.
On Monday, the maximum day temperature was recorded at 24.2 degrees Celsius – also one degree less than normal and 2.6 degrees lesser than temperature recorded on Sunday.
Compared to the last few days when the weather remained warmer, the New Year began on a cooler note. Regional Meteorological Centre director Dr D P Dubey said temperature dropped as wind direction had become more northerly. Cold wave conditions are persisting in northern parts of the country and its effect is being felt in the State.
Dr Dubey, however, said weather conditions would remain almost same during the next few days and not much changes were expected.
Indore recorded a maximum of 24.7 and minimum of 8.9 degrees Celsius, Gwalior – 23.5 and 9.5 and Jabalpur recorded 23.7 and 12.6 degrees.
During the last week, the City recorded quite higher temperatures compared to Monday. On December 25 the maximum was recorded at 26.6 and minimum 12.0 degrees Celsius, December 26 – 28.5 and 13.9, December 27 – 26.1 and 14.0, December 28 – 24.6 and 12.2, December 29 – 26.4 and 12.0, December 30 – 28.0 and 12.2 and December 31 – 26.8 and 12.0.