Bhopal witnesses coldest day of season, max temp dips to 19°C

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2017 11:50:09


Staff Reporter,

Bhopal witnessed coldest day of this winter on Wednesday. Maximum temperature of city dropped to 19.4 degrees Celsius, six degrees below normal level. Bhopal-like cold conditions persisted in other parts of state as well.


As far as minimum temperature is concerned then Bhopal’s minimum temperature dropped till 8 (-3) degree Celsius and it is also season’s lowest minimum temperature of city.
Temperatures have taken the nose dive as northerly winds are blowing in State. Intense cold conditions hit normal life badly. As there was no declaration of holiday, school children have to go to school by braving the adverse weather condition. Intense cold made people to shiver throughout the day.


Weather Department said in last twenty four hours, Betul and Damoh districts remained in grip of cold wave.
Seoni, Bhopal, Raisen, Rajgarh, Indore, Shajapur and Dhar witnessed coldest day. Minimum temperatures dropped particularly in districts of Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Sagar, Hosghangabad divisions.


Night temperatures have significantly dropped in districts of Chambal, Indore, Gwalior divisions. Gwalior registered lowest minimum temperature at 3 degrees Celsius.
Weather Department forecast cold wave at isolated places of Chambal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar division and Rewa, Shahdol and Betul districts. Frost is likely at some places of Gwalior, Ujjain, Betul, Chhattarpur and Rewa districts.


Coldest day is possible in Seoni, Bhopal, Rajgarh, Indore and Shajapur districts.


The local forecast for Bhopal says that Bhopal is going to witness coldest day on Wednesday. Winds will blow at the speed of 10 to 12 km per hour. Maximum temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature will be around 8 degrees Celsius respectively. Along with this haze is likely at some places of entire state. Though it was a sunny day in State capital but people hardly find any relief from cold as cold winds were blowing. As far as maximum temperatures are concerned then Indore’s day temperature dropped to 19.7 degrees Celsius, Gwalior 20.4 degrees Celsius, Jabalpur 19.8 degrees Celsius, Khajuraho 20 degrees Celsius. Likewise, minimum temperature has also declined drastically in various parts of State. Khajuraho’s minimum temperature plummeted to 5 degrees Celsius, Jabalpur 8 degrees Celsius, Indore 8 degrees Celsius etc. As cold is intense, old and sick people are having a tough time to deal with. Children are also falling sick due to severe cold conditions.