Bhopal: Due to western disturbance, there was cloud cover at many places in Madhya Pradesh including the capital Bhopal on Wednesday. Rainfall has occurred in almost all the districts of Jabalpur division and some other places. The mercury has risen by 2 to 5 degrees due to clouds, although the effect of the cold persists. The fog has also occurred in many places.
Scientist PK Saha of Meteorological Center, Bhopal said that there were cold weather conditions on Wednesday in Bhopal. It has been cloudy since Tuesday night, although it did not rain. There was fog in the morning. Due to which the visibility remained up to 600 meters.
Later the sun shone briefly during the day but could not five relief from cold. The lowest minimum temperature was recorded at 5.2 degrees in Gwalior on Wednesday. Apart from this, the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.6 in Datia, 6 in Shivpuri, 6 in Tikamgarh, 6.4 in Khajuraho, 6.8 in Guna, Narsinghpur 7.2, 7.6 in Naugaon, 8 in Raisen, 8.5 in Dhar, Khargone and 9.6 in Sagar.
Chill in many cities in the state: The minimum temperature rose by 0.3 degrees to 9.7 degrees Celsius in Bhopal on Wednesday as compared to a day earlier, but the chill persists. People felt the chill even while sitting in the houses.
Rain, hailstorm likely at some places: Along with this, there was fog in Ratlam, Ujjain, Shajapur, Tikamgarh, Indore, Khajuraho, Gwalior, Damoh and Naugaon. According to the Meteorological Department, there are chances of rain in the districts of Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Rewa and Sagar divisions in the next 24 hours and hailstorm may occur in Gwalior, Datia, Morena and Bhind districts.
In the state from 3 or 4 January, the mercury will start to fall again and the intense cold will start. Due to fog, trains coming from Delhi and North are reaching Bhopal by two to five hours late.
Rainfall: Waraseoni has received 30 mm of rain in the last 24 hours in the state. Along with this, 20 mm in Kareli, 19 mm in Malajkhand, 11 mm in Narsinghpur, 10 mm each in Amarwada, Patan, Katni and Bichhiya, Jabalpur 6 mm, Pachmarhi 6 mm, 5.2 mm in Seoni, Betul and Umaria 3.8 mm, 3 mm in Mandla. There was a drizzle at some other places including Damoh and Hoshangabad.
Advice to farmers to protect crops from frost: To protect crops from frost, the Agriculture Department has advised farmers to do light irrigation in crops. Deputy Director of Agriculture Department UP Bagri has said that the temperatures in the districts have remained continuously low for the last one week. The minimum temperature is reaching 4 degrees Celsius. In between, fog is also occurring on account of an increase in moisture content due to light clouds and rain. He has advised farmers to protect crops from frost. He said that to avoid frost, do light irrigation in crops. Crops can be saved from frost by smoking in all four corners of the field.