Bhopal: After a brief respite, the state witnessed drop in temperature on Monday. Chilly wind shivered state capital and other parts of state as minimums as well as maximum temperature dropped by 2-3 degree Celsius. According to meteorological department, the Western Disturbance lying over East Jammu and Kashmir has infused cold in atmosphere.
Severe cold wave like condition swept all across the state. A trough passing through Madhya Pradesh and moisture feeding from Arabian Sea caused fog that enveloped various cities including state capital. At 5.2 degree Celsius, Nowgaon remained the coldest place in the plains, followed by Khajuraho where mercury nosedived to 6 degree Celsius.
The state capital registered a drop of 2.7 degree Celsius in day temperature. Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 22.1 degree Celsius which was 2.5 notch below normal, while the minimum temperature settled at 9.8 degree Celsius, one degree below normal.