AFTER ALMOST a week of cold weather, temperatures have started to rise again across the State under the influence of an anti-cyclonic circulation system in East Madhya Pradesh and a western disturbance over Rajasthan. Winter is failing to set in properly this year with repeated weather systems causing fluctuation of the temperatures on the upper side.
The State was experiencing a cold phase during the past 10 days with temperatures dipping to about 7 degrees Celsius in many places and the Capital recording a minimum of around 9-10 degrees Celsius.
However, since the last two days temperatures have started to rise again. The Capital recorded a minimum of 12 degrees Celsius on Friday and 13.0 degrees Celsius on Saturday – three degrees above normal.
In other parts of State too, temperatures have been recorded above normal with Indore recording 9.5 degrees Celsius, Gwalior – 8.8 degrees Celsius and Jabalpur recording 11.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Similar higher temperatures are expected to prevail for another two days, director of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Dr D P Dubey said.
He mentioned the reason for the winter being not able to set in properly was the consecutive development of weather system over Western parts of country and over Central India.
Presently, an anti-cyclonic system is prevailing over East MP causing the wind to flow in from southerly direction while the western disturbance over Rajasthan is causing some moisture to seep in over the State and causing the temperatures to rise.