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Rising mercury gives feel of early summer

TEMPERATURES HAVE soared quite drastically across the State during the last two days, giving citizens the feel of an early summer. In the Capital, the day was so warm that citizens could feel sweat on their brow.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 13:54 IST

TEMPERATURES HAVE soared quite drastically across the State during the last two days, giving citizens the feel of an early summer. In the Capital, the day was so warm that citizens could feel sweat on their brow.

Both day and night temperatures were recorded more than five degrees above normal in most parts of the State. In Jabalpur, the minimum temperature was recorded at 17.0 degrees, a good seven degree above normal. In Gwalior, the day temperature was recorded at 31.3 degrees, which was eight degrees above normal.

In the Capital too, both the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded five degrees above normal at 31.5 and 15.0 degrees respectively. Indore too had a very warm day with a maximum temperature of 32.2 (+5) and minimum of 15.8 (+6).

The change in the temperature is due to change in wind pattern that has become southerly and is bringing in warm sea winds. Met office has however said that with the change in wind pattern, the state might be in the grip of cold again as snowfall is continuing in the northern parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the sudden and drastic change in weather has taken citizens by surprise. Only last week, the temperatures were quite below normal and parts of state was in grip of cold wave.

Since last two days, the temperatures have gone up so much that people have been forced to shed winter wear and take out their summer gear quite before time.

However, with the Met Office predicting return of another cold spell, the citizens might as well keep stashing away of those winter wear on hold.