BHOPAL: Frigid northerlies have begun to sweep across the state making its people shiver on Wednesday.
According to weather office, 11 districts in the state experienced chilliness.
Those districts are Bhopal, Guna, Indore, Rajgarh, Ujjain, Damoh, Khajuraho, Mandla, Naugaon and Satna.
Such cold wave conditions are not usual in Bhopal and its nearby places after January 15.
The Raisen district which recorded 3° Celsius remained the coldest place in the state on Tuesday.
On the other hand, the minimum day temperature dropped to 20 degrees Celsius in Khajuraho which was the coldest place during the day on Wednesday.
The residents of the state capital, too, experienced an unusual chill on Tuesday night, and Wednesday was no different.
The maximum day temperature was 21.9°C, and the minimum temperature was 5.8°.
The sun remained out of sight till 7:30am because of thick fog that hung in the air.
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As the day slipped past and as the sun was out, the day became chillier, as the bright sun failed to numb the frostiness.
Many residents had to wear gloves and caps to keep the nippiness at bay.
As the evening descended on the city, bonfires were arranged at different places to keep the homeless warm.
A few days ago, the residents thought the weather had become warm and the spring is knocking at the door. Therefore, many of them were seen wearing T-shirts but mysterious nature had it otherwise. The sudden change in weather made them run for cover.
The districts in Guna, Ujjain and Sagar divisions also experienced cold wave conditions, and the day temperatures dropped sharply.
Many places remain cold in next 24 hours in the state, as dry icy winds will continue sweep across the state.
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