RESIDENTS OF the State, especially the Capital are being subjected to vagaries of nature with the weather blowing hot and cold during the last few days.
Although December has begun, the State has not yet experienced typical winter conditions. Just a day after day temperatures in most parts of State slumped considerably under the influence of clouding and sporadic rains, the mercury suddenly shot up on Monday all across the State.
High day and night temperatures were recorded with Bhopal recording a particularly high minimum temperature of 17.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday night - almost six degrees above normal of the season. Minimum temperatures between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius are recorded in the Capital during this time of the year.
On Monday even day temperature recorded a high of 31.4 degrees – three degrees above normal and climbing as much as nine
degrees above Saturday’s maximum of 22.5 degrees.
In other parts of the State too, Indore recorded maximum temperature of 30.8 and minimum of 14.5, Gwalior – 30.1 and 13.2 and Jabalpur – 30.3 and 15.0. The lowest minimum was recorded at Khajuraho at 12.0 degrees. This is quite in contrast with last week’s scenario when the minimum had plunged down to 8 degrees in various parts of the State.
Regional Meteorological Centre Director Dr D P Dubey said this scenario was being experienced because of the change in wind pattern under the influence of a weather system prevailing over Rajasthan.
This weather system has caused the wind direction over entire Madhya Pradesh to change to southerly, thus pulling in warm air. The same weather pattern is causing rains in Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan but leading to high temperatures in Madhya Pradesh.
Citizens can keep their heavy woollens stashed away as similar weather is expected to prevail in the State for at least another two days.
The weather is expected to change only when clouding is completely cleared in Western and Northern India. The Capital has been witnessing real topsy-turvy weather conditions, particularly in day temperatures over the past few days.