EVEN AS the State finally is experiencing some chill, the minimum temperature in the Capital plunged to the lowest of the season on night intervening Monday and Tuesday and was recorded at 11.8 degrees. However this temperature was one degree above the normal, as during this time of year minimum temperature around 10 degrees are recorded in the State.
Before this, the lowest minimum temperature in the City was recorded at 12.5 degrees on November 27. After this the night temperature remained around 14-15 degrees on most of the days.
In other parts of the State too both day and night temperatures remained quite on the lower side and the citizens experienced the chill. The lowest minimum in the State was recorded at Guna and Ujjain at 7 degrees while Gwalior recorded 8.5 degrees. Indore recorded 11.4 degrees while Jabalpur recorded a minimum of 13 degrees.
As for the maximum day temperatures – Bhopal recorded 25.2 degrees (one degree below normal), Indore recorded – 26.4 degrees, Gwalior – 22.7 degrees and Jabalpur recorded – 23.7 degrees. The temperatures have plunged finally across the State as the wind has got a northerly component and is pulling in the impact of the cold wave in northern India.
Similar conditions are expected to prevail for at least next two days following which the temperatures might soar again slightly due to impact of a western disturbance that is approaching Rajasthan, director of Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey said.
He added that under the impact of same western disturbance a fresh spell of snowfall would be experienced in Northern India and this would bring back another bout of chilly weather to the State.