Bhopal: Due to the cold winds, a biting cold wave has gripped Madhya Pradesh. There was light rain in some places on Sunday. The fog in the northeastern regions of the state made people feel cold on Sunday morning. Sunday was the coldest day of this season in Bhopal. The day temperature was recorded at 18.8 degrees, 7 degrees below normal.
According to the Meteorological Center, during the last 24 hours, 16.8 mm rainfall occurred in Seoni in the state, 15.4 mm in Pachmarhi, 7.2 mm in Chhindwara, besides light rain in Mandla, Betul, Sidhi and Satna districts. This triggered a severe cold across the state.
Rain and thundershowers continued in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, wherein Bilaspur, Pendra Road, Satna, Umaria, Jabalpur, and Sagar recorded light rain in the last 24 hours.
At present, the mixing of air mass i.e dry and cool winds from the northwest and moist winds from the Arabian Sea are merging over Central India. The winds from two different directions have been giving rains over the region for the last two days. Another reason is the Trough extending from North Rajasthan up to Uttar Pradesh across the northern parts of Madhya Pradesh.
The rains in the last 24 hours were accompanied by dense fog with mist/haze, as observed over most parts during early morning hours.
The meteorologists at Skymet have predicted more rain in East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh, mainly with light intensity, during the next 24 hours. Places like Bilaspur, Pendra Road, Satna, Umaria, Jabalpur and Sagar are likely to see light showers during this time frame. West Madhya Pradesh, however, will remain dry only.
In the wake of rains, the day temperatures have fallen by three to five degrees Celsius over central and adjoining Madhya Pradesh and by two to three degrees Celsius in parts of Chhattisgarh as well as Southeast Madhya Pradesh.