Bhopal coldest in 10 yrs at 4.9oC 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Dec 2018 13:31:02


Staff Reporter,

Cold wave has thrown life out of gear in Bhopal, Khajuraho, Dhar, Shajapur, Ujjain, Datia, Gwalior etc. Bhopal’s minimum temperature broke last 10 years’ record. The State capital was shivering at 4.9 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees below normal temperature. Betul reeled under severe cold wave. Weather Department has issued warning of cold wave in some parts of the districts in Gwalior, Chambal, Rewa, Sagar, Shahdol, Ujjain divisions.

“Northerly winds have brought down temperatures across Madhya Pradesh. Both maximum and minimum temperatures have taken plunge and this is the reason that intense cold is being felt,” said the Weather Department. Betul was the coldest place in State on Friday with 2 degrees Celsius. In last 24 hours, weather remained dry in the State.  Maximum temperature took a nose dive in Narsinghpur, Seoni, Betul, Indore, Dhar and Sheopurkalan. Minimum temperature dropped particularly in Hoshangabad division.

Minimum temperature took substantial plunge in districts including Shahdol, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain divisions. Weather Department said that as temperature is at lowest ebb hence frost is likely in some parts of Betul, Hoshangabad, Umaria and Chhattarpur districts. Jabalpur shivered at minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees below normal. Its maximum temperature remained at 21.6 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal. Gwalior’s minimum temperature was recorded at 4.1 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees below normal.

Indore’s minimum temperature dipped to 7.2 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal level. Overall, maximum temperature and minimum temperature dipped in State and hence cold is giving a tough time to people across the State. Weather conditions are chilly and when one steps out of the house then he faces the biting cold. At night, people sitting around bonfire and warming themselves near railway station and other public places are now a common scene in Bhopal and other parts of the State.