Bhopal: Rain-hail lash many dists, fog envelops state capital

Bhopal: The state capital shivered following sharp drop of 6.2 degree Celsius in day temperature on Friday. It recorded a maximum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius which is 8 degrees Celsius below normal. People huddled at bonfire for the relief from biting cold as a minimum temperature of 13.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city.

A drop of 9.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Chhindwara while Mandla recorded 7.6 degrees Celsius drop and drop of 5.8 degrees Celsius was recorded at Rajgarh. Nowgaon recorded drop of 5.7 degree Celsius. Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 20.8 degree Celsius which was 6.3 degrees Celsius below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 12.4 degrees Celsius which was 2.2 degrees Celsius above normal.

Weather departmsent attributed biting cold to rain, fog with hailstorms due to western disturbance. Dense fog continued to envelop Bhopal, Rajgarh, Jabalpur, Neemuch, Shajapur, Mandla, and others. Gwalior, Chambal continued to record zero visibility due to dense fog condition at 6:30am while Bhopal recorded50meter visibility.

Seoni-Malwa, Betul, Shahdol, Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Singrauli, Chhindwra, Multai, Mandla, Chhattarpur, Morena experienced hails on Friday. Various places in Bhopal, Gwalior, Chambal, Sagar, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Jabalpur divisions are likely to experience hails in next 24 hours.

According to meteorological department, hail and rain which continue to sweep the state is due to a trough extending from northeast Madhya Pradesh to Telangana across eastern MP. Light to moderate rain and thundershower activities with heavy spells were witnessed over East Madhya Pradesh. Hailstorm activities were observed over parts of Madhya Pradesh. Rain and thundershower activities with isolated hailstorm are expected over North and East Madhya Pradesh.

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