Cold wave effect continues as mercury dips to 3.9oC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2018 12:09:40


Staff Reporter,

EFFECT of chilly and frosty weather conditions of hilly region could be felt in the city with prevailing cold waves during last 48 hours. The city is in grip of cold waves witnessing continuous decline in temperature up to 3.9 degrees Celsius so far. Steep decline in temperature has left people shivering.
On Thursday, minimum temperature of city was 8.1 degrees Celsius, on Friday it dipped to 6.1 and on Saturday the weather reached minimum temperature to 3.8 degrees Celsius. Even during afternoon hours people were dressed in warm woollen clothes to stay protected. This unsteady weather due to northern disturbances and slight cloudy weather can also make temperature drop upto 2 degrees Celsius on Monday morning. Hence, people will have no respite from the biting cold for few more days.

According to the information received from local weather forecast, high and low temperature of the city is below normal. On Sunday morning, temperature was 3.9 degrees Celsius, which was less than 6 degrees from normal temperature, while maximum temperature at the same time was 21.1 degrees Celsius, which was 4 degrees less than normal temperature. Furthermore, temperature may drop to 2 degrees Celsius on Monday morning due to northern disturbances.

Thus, the residents can enjoy this chilly and frosty weather witnessed after five years by sitting near bonfire, enjoying tea, coffee and soups and remain indoors in their cozy blankets. In sub-urban areas of the city specially in Khamaria, Patan, Bhedaghat, Kundam, Shahpura, Sihora, Panagar the situation of cold waves turned critical as in some parts of Khamaria dew drops were found frozen on plants. While in Khamaria at some houses a layer of ice in overhead tank was seen by residents.