Dust haze causes partial drop in temperature
A DUST haze prevailed over most parts of the State during the late morning hours on Sunday, giving an illusion of cloudiness and pulling down day temperatures partially.
In the City, day temperatures fell by about 2.6 degree since Saturday under the influence of dust haze. The maximum day temperature was recorded at 36 degree on Saturday, which is one of highest in the season till now. However, on Sunday it fell to 33.4 degree – two degrees below normal of the season.
In other parts of the State too, day temperature was recorded on the lower side – 34.7 degree in Indore, 33.8 degree in Gwalior and 35.7 degree in Jabalpur.
The director of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Dr D P Dubey told Hindustan Times that dust haze was caused by strong westerly winds that blew on Saturday.
These winds whipped up dust particles, which settled in the atmosphere today thereby causing an illusion of cloud. This haze affected the day temperature.
However by late afternoon, the haze had lifted and atmosphere cleared out to allow the sun to beat down fiercely. Dr Dubey said that this phenomenon was observed over the entire State.
However, night temperatures are continuing to be on the higher side and starting to cause discomfort to people. In the capital, minimum temperature was recorded at 19.6 – two degree above normal, Indore – 17.4, Gwalior – 33.8 and Jabalpur – 35.7 degree.
Winds whipped up dust particles, which settled in the atmosphere today thereby causing an illusion of cloud. This haze affected the day temperature.