Bhopal: Though there is brief respite as mercury moved a few notches upward in many parts of the state in last 24 hours, however, it kept hovering between 3 and 4 degree Celsius in few regions on Wednesday night. Several places in state are under piercing chill with the temperature in Mandla settling at 3 degree Celsius, followed by Khajuraho at 3.4 and Umaria at 3.7 degree Celsius.

Chhindwara, Malajhkand and Nowgaon, Damoh, Dantia recorded recorded their respective lows at 4 degree Celsius, 4.3 degree Celsius each, 4.6 degree Celsius and r 5.1 degree Celsius. Temperature rose by 3.2 degree Celscius in Bhopal and Indore. The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 8.2 degree Celsius, 3.3 degree Celsius still below normal.

Indore recorded a minimum temperature of 9.6 degree Celsius which was 1.2 degree Celsius below the season’s average. Sheopur recorded rise of 5.4 degree Celsius and Dhar of 4 degree Celsius. Many districts of Gwalior, Chambal divisions and others districts like Rajgarh, Shajapur, Neemuch, and Mandsaur are likely to experience rain in the next 24 hours.

According to Meteorological department, the state is going to experience another spell of rain in first week of February. Western Disturbances over the Himalayan region will bring along rains over the area on February 4 and February 5. South-westerly and south easterly winds will keep away the winter chill. Minimum temperatures may fall February 7 onward due to the dry and cold northerly winds. However, Cold Wave conditions will not make a comeback.

A fresh Western Disturbance has induced a Cyclonic Circulation over West Rajasthan and adjoining areas. Weatherman expects its combined effect in the form of scattered rains and thundershower over the western parts of Madhya Pradesh for next couple of days. Isolated rains may also be seen in the eastern districts. Another Western Disturbance will approach the state on February 4. Due to this, a Cyclonic Circulation will be induced over many areas of North Madhya Pradesh.