RESIDENTS OF the State including those in the Capital have finally started to feel some effect of the winter as temperatures have shown a declining trend – albeit quite late in the season. The met office has predicted a further drop in temperatures over the next few days with winds now getting a northerly component.
On Saturday night Gwalior recorded a minimum temperature of 9.1 degrees Celsius – the lowest in the State and the lowest recorded this season anywhere in State. As for Bhopal – it also recorded the lowest minimum temperature of the season at 13.7 degrees Celsius – only a notch below the 13.8 degrees recorded on November 19. However, over the next six days both day and night temperatures remained quite high for the season.
On Sunday, day temperatures also showed a sharp decline with the Capital recording maximum of 26 degree Celsius, Gwalior – 25, Jabalpur – 26.7 while Indore recorded 28.5. Indore recorded a minimum of 10.2 degrees Celsius.
Celsius, Gwalior – 25, Jabalpur – 26.7 while Indore recorded 28.5. Indore recorded a minimum of 10.2 degrees Celsius. The sting in the air was there since Saturday with winds becoming north-easterly. Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Director Dr D P Dubey said temperatures would fall more sharply once the wind becomes dead northerly. However, over the next few days temperatures would certainly show a declining trend, he said.
Meanwhile, in the southeastern parts of Madhya Pradesh - mainly Jabalpur division, temperatures will remain a bit on the higher side with a circulation system prevailing over Maharashtra and a trough passing over Chhattisgarh. The met office has predicted isolated thundershower activities in Jabalpur division during next 24 hours.