Bhopal: The harsh winter has started all over the state. North Madhya Pradesh is covered under a blanket of thick fog. There is a situation like a cold wave in the Bhopal division. On Sunday night, the minimum temperature in six districts was less than 10 degrees. There have also been rains in many districts. The school time has been changed due to the harsh winter.
Meteorologist Shailendra Kumar Nayak said that wind chill factor is effective in the state. Therefore, there is a severe cold in many districts of the state including Bhopal. Clouds have started to clear up so night temperatures have dropped.
Day temp 8 degrees below normal in Bhopal: The maximum temperature in Bhopal for the second consecutive day remains around 18 degrees, which is about eight degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4 degrees.
Sun could not be seen till ten o’clock in the day. Severe cold has thrown life out of gear in Indore, Gwalior, Bhind, Morena, Sheopur, Datia, Guna, Khargone, Pachmarhi, Raisen, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Ujjain, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Mandla, Narsinghpur, Rewa, Umaria, and other districts.
The minimum temperature in these six districts is less than 10 degrees: Ratlam 8.8, Raisen 9.1. Shajapur 8.8, Guna 9.6, Datia 8.4, Dhar 8.4 degrees Celsius. (When the mercury of the night falls below 10 degrees, it is considered a cold day.) In Bhopal, the minimum temperature was 11.4, Gwalior 10.8 degrees.
Rainfall at many places: According to information received from the weather center, in the last 24 hours, Mandla received 13.0mm, Seoni 8.2mm, Betul 1.6mm, Umaria 5.2mm and Jabalpur has recorded 3.9 mm of rain.
School timing changed: In the wake of the cold, all the government and private schools in Bhopal will not open before 8.30 am from Monday.
Dense fog in Gwalior:The entire Gwalior-Chambal division remained covered with dense fog on Monday as well. In the morning due to fog spraying, people felt very cold. The effect of fog will last for two more days. After this the Western Disturbance will be active, the temperature will rise and there will be relief from fog.
Cold will further increase next week: The continuous snowfall in the mountains and the northern wind increased the chill on Sunday. There was fog in the morning, then cold winds blew throughout the day The northern wind speed was six km per hour. According to meteorologist Ved Prakash Singh, from next week onwards, cold will increase further. Western disturbance is active again after December 18. It will pass by 21 December. After this, there will be a severe cold in the region. During this period, drizzle will occur in some areas, with a cold wave likely.