DAY TEMPERATURES across the State have plunged sharply since Thursday and combined with high velocity winds it is making citizens feel the sharp effect of winter.
The met office has said during the next few days night temperatures would also plunge, which means that before coming to an end, the winter season might finally sting.
Over the last two days, day temperatures showed a considerable drop across the State, mainly under the influence of a weather system over Gujarat that is causing a bit of clouding and moisture incursion in State.
These high clouds are preventing the air from heating to the extent experienced and keeping day temperatures low, Regional Meteorological Centre director Dr D P Dubey told Hindustan Times. Wind velocity over the State is also quite high these days and thus the cold is being felt a bit extra sharply, Dr Dubey said.
Maximum day temperature in State Capital plunged to as low as 21.4 degree Celsius on Friday – five degrees below normal and almost seven degrees lower than the maximum day temperature recorded on Wednesday.
In other parts of the State too, day temperatures were recorded lower than normal – Indore recording 23.9 degree Celsius, Gwalior – 20.9 and Jabalpur 23.1.
On Thursday, Bhopal had recorded maximum of 22.4, Indore – 23.8, Gwalior – 20.4 and Jabalpur – 24.3 degrees. The director said since the winds were now blowing northerly, night temperatures were also expected to plunge in the coming few days. Gwalior and Khajuraho have already recorded a minimum night temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. Bhopal recorded 10.6, Indore – 8.9 degrees and Jabalpur – 12.4 degrees Celsius.