BHOPAL: The city shivered on Thursday as there was an over 5° C drop in maximum temperature while the minimum temperature fell by 1° C. Besides, the city experienced light showers in morning hours. Rain continued throughout the night infusing chilliness in the atmosphere.
The state capital recorded a maximum temperature of 20.1° C which was 5° C below normal while it recorded minimum temperature of 12.8° C which was 2° C above normal. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was 25.5° C and the minimum temperature was 14.1° C. Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 21.4° C which was 5° C below normal while it recorded the minimum temperature of 13.6° C, 4° C above normal. The maximum temperature was 20.4° C in Gwalior, 3° C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 13.1° C which was 6° C above normal. Jabalpur recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4° C, 5° C below normal while the minimum temperature was 14.5° C which was 5° C above normal.
Shivpuri recorded 5cm rainfall, Raisen, Ichhawar and Garhakota received 4cm each, Bhopal, Tikamgarh, Sironj, Ashtha, Sushner, Sonkchh received 3cm. Nogaon, Sehore, Vidisha, Indore recorded 2cm rainfall in the last 24 hours.
It may rain at a few places of Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior and Chambal divisions in the next 24 hours. Weatherman has warned of hailstorm in Jabalpur, Shahdol, Sagar and Rewa divisions.The shift in weather has been attributed to an upper air circulation, which lied over Rajasthan, Gujarat and adjoining areas of Madhya Pradesh and still persists.
The city residents wrapped up in woollens to ward off cold as the temperature dropped drastically on Thursday.