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Stuffy weather to continue

WITH THE monsoon current ditching Madhya Pradesh for the second time, weather conditions across the State have once again become stuffy and uncomfortable and is expected to remain the same for at least the next five to six days.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 01:46 IST

WITH THE monsoon current ditching Madhya Pradesh for the second time, weather conditions across the State have once again become stuffy and uncomfortable and is expected to remain the same for at least the next five to six days.

The monsoon was expected more than a week in advance in the State, but systems that were expected to pull the current into Central India changed direction twice and once moved over to Rajasthan from Western Coast and recently moved away to Bihar from Orissa and Chhattisgarh, leaving Central India literally high and dry.

With this dry patch temperatures have shot up and during the last few days have gone up by several degrees. In the Capital itself, temperatures went up by almost 7 degrees Celsius during the last six days.

In Gwalior, the temperature was recorded as high as 42.4 degrees Celsius on Friday while Jabalpur recorded 41.1 degrees. The Capital also recorded a maximum of 39.1 degrees - a degree higher than the normal for the season.

Regional Meteorological Centre Director Dr D P Dubey said presently there was no favourable system developing that might pull the monsoon current further into the central part of the sub-continent and thus people of the State will have to bear the uncomfortable weather.

He added that pre-monsoon conditions like clouding during later hours of day and occasional thundershowers would be experienced, but the mainstay of the weather would be humid and warm conditions.

The weather conditions experienced in City, like most parts of State, is typical these days. The days starts with bright sunshine and the heat becomes unbearable by the afternoon. However by late afternoon, clouds start gathering in the sky and the humidity factor becomes high, turning the weather stuffy.

By evening, high velocity winds blow on most days and occasional light showers are experienced. Such conditions will continue to prevail for another five to six days and citizens will have to be prepared to face a rough time.

The maximum temperatures recorded in the Capital since June 1 are as follows: June 1 – 37.5 degrees Celsius, June 2 - 34.4, June 3 - 32.0, June 4 - 34.6, June 5 - 36.4, June 6 - 37.4, June 7 - 37.9, June 8 - 39.1 and June 9 - 39.1.