THE METEOROLOGICAL Department has predicted reduction in cloudiness, warmer days and cooler nights in the City for the month of October.
According to the department, southwest monsoon normally withdraws by the last week of September. Normal rainfall for the month is generally 33.5 mm with two rainy days.
The number of rainy days, however, might increase if cyclonic disturbances from the Bay of Bengal hit Indore and adjoining areas. The days would remain rather sultry and humid. Normal maximum temperature is expected to be around 31degree Celsius and minimum temperature would vary between 15 and 20 degree Celsius.
Day and night temperatures would fall with the passing of days. The highest temperature recorded in this month was 37.8 degree on October 6, 1899 and the lowest was 8.9 degree on October 31, 1890. The highest monthly rainfall was 230.3 mm in 1985 while the heaviest showers recorded in 24 hours was 157.4 mm on October 9, 1985.
In October 2001, the City witnessed the highest rainfall of 63.6 mm with seven rainy days. And lowest minimum temperature was 11.2 degree Celsius on October 30, 2005.