BHOPAL: Mercury plunged quite below normal all over the state as wind pattern changed to northerly. Even cold wave is likely to lash few places in the state. Chance of cold wave is likely at isolated places over Sagar division and Ratlam district.
There was sharp drop of over 4°C in maximum temperature infusing much chill in atmosphere in the state capital. The state capital shivered as chilly wind lashed throughout the day.
Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 23.4°C which was 4°C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 12.2°C which was normal. On Thursday, maximum temperature was 27.2°C and minimum temperature was recorded at 14.2°C.
Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 24.4°C which was 5°C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 12.4°C which was 1°C above normal. Jabalpur recorded a maximum temperature of 24.1°C which was 3°C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 14.0°C which was 2°C above normal.
As per meteorological department, as western disturbance approaches the western Himalayas, it normally induces a cyclonic circulation over central Pakistan and adjoining Rajasthan which is at present is the case. This results in temperatures to drop. Regions have witnessed plummeting temperatures in last 24 hours as well. Moreover, due to the shift of western disturbance, the state is likely to experience a change in the wind pattern as well. The temperatures are expected to plunge further.