Bhopal shivers at 5.8 deg Celsius

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Feb 2019 10:59:19


Staff Reporter,

City residents are experiencing a ‘freezing’ time with prolonged winter this year as the mercury dropped by three degrees Celsius. On Saturday, minimum temperature in Bhopal was 5.8 degrees Celsius and maximum 23.3 degrees Celsius. Disturbance and snowfall in Northern India led to chilly winds blowing through the city from Saturday morning. The Meteorology Department forecasts that cold wave conditions in the city would continue for the next two days. Cold waves continued in Sagar, Betul, Bhopal, Dhar, Ratlam, Malajkhand, Rajgarh, Indore, Dhar, Ujjain and Sheopurkala districts. Minimum temperature was recorded as 5 degrees Celsius in Dhar and Naugao.

Met Department informed that cold waves will be continuing in Jabalpur, Sagar, Rewa, Shahdol, Ujjain, Indore, Bhopal, Sagar and Gwalior divisions. In past ten years this has happened for the second time in month of February when temperature dropped below 6 degree Celsius. Last time in February 2012, temperature was recorded as 5.4 degrees Celsius. On Saturday minimum temperature in Bhopal was recorded as 5.8 degrees Celsius, 6.2 degrees Celsius below normal temperature. Minimum temperature in Indore was recorded as 7.4 degrees Celsius and maximum as 21.8 degrees Celsius. Besides, minimum and maximum temperature in Gwalior and Jabalpur was recorded as 23.6/8.6 degree Celsius and 24.11/4.2 degree Celsius.

Biting cold continued to give tough time to the people. A few days back, there was a bit relief from cold with the mercury climbing just two notched to 10.1 degrees Celsius (minimum). Weather Department forecast that the weather conditions are going to remain same at least for a
couple of days. This means that people will not have relief from cold for some more days.