THE DAY and night temperatures continued to fluctuate across the State, though only by a degree or two, but the lack of strong wind, particularly during daytime, did not allow the cold to be felt as emphatically as it should be.
The strong sun is also contributing to the feeling that the winter is almost passé, but the Met Office says that the temperatures would continue to be normal or just below normal for the next one to two days although they would rise slightly after that. However, there are chances of the mercury slumping again, so the citizens better not give up their woolens yet.
The night temperatures slumped quite a bit across the State on Tuesday with Khajuraho dropping to as low as 3 degrees Celsius. Gwalior also shivered at 4.6 degrees. In the Capital too, the minimum temperatures went down by more than a degree to be recorded at 8.9 degrees from Monday’s 10 degrees. Indore recorded 8 degrees of minimum temperature while Jabalpur recorded 8.3 degrees.
Director of Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey said that though the temperatures presently are down at present, the wind has developed a slight easterly pattern and also there is a circulation over Arabian Sea near Mumbai that is preventing temperature from slumping further. The wind velocity is also not too high and the sun is strong during the day giving a feeling of warmth.
He however said that a western disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir and this might lead the temperatures to soar a little after two days.
The day and night temperatures in the Capital recorded during the last few days are as follows – January 16 – 23.9 and 9.6, January 17 – 22.9 and 9.1, January 18 – 24.9 and 8.6, January 19 – 28 and 10.6, January 20 – 28.6 and 10.8, January 21 – 25 and 10.8 and January 22 – 24 and 10.
The day and night temperature in the Capital recorded during the last few days are as follows:
Jan 16 – 23.9 and 9.6
Jan 17 – 22.9 and 9.1
Jan 18 – 24.9 and 8.6
Jan 19 – 28 and 10.6
Jan 20 – 28.6 and 10.8
Jan 21 – 25 and 10.8
Jan 22 – 24 and 10