Northerly winds bring more chill

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Dec 2018 15:11:54


Staff Reporter,

Wintry winds blowing from North still send shivering the spines of people. The chilly winds have plummeted both day and night temperature considerably. Piercing cold is making life harder, especially during night when the temperature remains at its lowest level. The induced effect of snowfall in northern region and the northern winds are keeping temperature below normal range. The mercury is oscillating between 5 and 6 degree Celsius.

Cold weather conditions are forcing people to cover themselves with heavy woollen cloths. The chilly winds are making the life of poor and homeless people harder. Labour class people, rickshaw pullers and beggars have been facing difficulties in protecting themselves from biting cold. They have been forced to spend chilly nights with the help of self-arranged bonfires.

The Jabalpur Municipal Corporation though has made bonfire arrangement at selected places, but is insufficient. The civic body must ensure the arrangement at all public places like squares, Railway stations, Bus stands, Rickshaw stands, shelter homes (rain baseras), banks of river Narmada etc., so that poor could counter the biting cold comfortably. The minimum temperature on Friday was recorded at 6.4 degree Celsius, which was below four degree to normal range while the maximum temperature was recorded at 21.6 degree Celsius, which was also minus three degree Celsius to normal temperature.

The humidity in the morning was 66 per cent while in the evening it was 34 per cent. Last year the minimum temperature on the day was 7.5 degree Celsius and maximum was 25.9 degree Celsius.Spokesman of Weather Department informed that the wintry winds would continue to blow from north and plummet the mercury even further in coming days.