Northerly winds increase cold in State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jan 2018 11:26:52


Staff Reporter,

Winds coming from Kashmir valley have increased the cold in State. Night temperatures have taken nose dive all over the State. Bhopal’s minimum temperature took the plunge to settle at 8 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal. Jabalpur’s minimum temperature dipped to 6.6 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal level.
Khajuraho shivered at minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees below normal.

Extreme cold has also affected normal life in Gwalior where minimum temperature was recorded at 4.4 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal. Weather Department said that in last twenty four hours, weather remained dry in entire State. Narsinghpur experienced the coldest day. Umaria faced the wrath of extreme cold wave condition. Cold wave also existed in Rewa, Mandla, Naugaon, Khajuraho, Raisen and Gwalior. The lowest minimum temperature of 2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Umaria.

Weather Department forecast said that frost conditions are likely in some parts of Gwalior, Sagar, Jabalpur, Rewa and Shahdol divisions. Cold wave is likely in isolated parts of Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Sagar, Bhopal, Gwalior and Chambal divisions. Fog is likely in some parts of Gwalior, Chambal, Rewa, Sagar and Shahdol divisions. Bhopal’s minimum temperature is likely to be around 7 degrees Celsius.

As cold has increased in almost every part, normal life has been hit adversely. Cold reaches its zenith during night hours. Even the days are cold as northerly winds are blowing. Cold weather conditions are going to remain same for next two days. Hence, those who were hoping for reprieve from biting cold may be little bit disappointed. Around 9 pm, roads in State capital have thin vehicular traffic as no one loves to hit the roads in extreme cold conditions. As the cold has increased, woollen cloth shopkeepers are doing the brisk business as people are thronging at their shops to purchase the warm clothes.