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City temp plunges to 20.1 ?C

HEAVY RAINS continued to lash several parts of the State during the last 24 hours, although the capital Bhopal got a respite since Friday morning.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 13:59 IST

HEAVY RAINS continued to lash several parts of the State during the last 24 hours, although the capital Bhopal got a respite since Friday morning.

Heavy rains that started on Thursday afternoon continued overnight in the capital, affecting the weather so much that the maximum day temperature plunged to as low as 20.1 degrees Celsius on Friday.

This is a record low day temperature in March since 1969, director of the Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey told the Hindustan Times.

The weather cleared in the Capital on Friday morning and although there was partial clouding, the sun peeped out occasionally, turning the weather quite pleasant.

Meanwhile, the system that is causing, rain, thunder squall and hailstorm in various parts of the State has started moving in the North Eastern direction and rain and hail activity is expected to be concentrated on the Eastern parts of the State and Chhattisgarh during the next 24 hours. This means that Western Madhya Pradesh will not experience much rain or thunder squall from Saturday onward.

After 24 hours, the system will move further on and the area of activity will shrink to a small part of North East Madhya Pradesh. Dr Dubey said weather in the State is expected to clear by Monday from when a rise in temperatures would also be recorded.

The rise in temperatures will begin from Saturday itself, but the noticeable rise will come only once the weather clears out, the director mentioned.

During the last 24 hours, Pachmarhi and Chhindwara received as much as seven cms of rains while Narsinghpur recorded five cms. Bhopal also recorded more than four cms of rains (44.7 mms) during the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Friday. Sagar recorded 3 cms while Jabalpur, Indore, Hoshangabad and Gwalior recorded two cms each of rainfall.

The met office observatories in various parts of State did not record hailstorm. The weather is having an effect on temperatures across the State with Indore recording maximum of 24.9 degrees Celsius and minimum of 14.8 degrees, Gwalior – 22.3 degrees and 17.5 degrees while Jabalpur recorded as low as 17.9 degrees as maximum temperature and 16.8 degrees as minimum temperature.