ALREADY TEN days into November – the first of the three main winter months – the weather hasn’t yet ‘cooled off’ to the extent expected with consecutive weather systems keeping the temperatures on the upper side. The minimum temperatures across the State - except for Indore — have not yet dropped below the 15 degrees mark, keeping the nights warmer than expected.
On the night intervening Thursday and Friday, the Capital recorded a minimum temperature of 15.6 degrees, which was two degrees above the normal. Interestingly, on the same day last year, (November 10, 2005), the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4 degrees.
The minimum temperatures in the Capital for the month of November is expected between 16 and 10 degrees and this year, the temperatures have yet remained on the upper side of this limit.
In other parts of the State too, Gwalior recorded minimum of 15.5 and Jabalpur recorded minimum of 16.4. However, Indore recorded a minimum of 12 degrees – which was the lowest recorded anywhere in the State.
Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey said that there are no chances of the temperatures slumping any further during next two three days, as a western disturbance prevailing over Rajasthan and moving towards Jammu and Kashmir is impacting the weather in Madhya Pradesh and is causing clouding and some humidity.
Also, the wind pattern over the State is now easterly. After the weather system moves off Jammu and Kashmir and the wind pattern turns northerly, the temperatures would start dropping, Dubey said.
During the last five days following were the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded in the capital – November 5 – 32.0 and 17.7, November 6 – 31.6 and 16.0, November 7 - 31.6 and 15.3, November 8 – 31.2 and 16.5, November 9 – 30.0 and 15.4 and November 10 – 30.2 and 15.6 degrees.