BHOPAL: The state capital and other places shivered with the maximum temperature plummeting due to chilly northern winds blowing from the Himalayas.
Sharp drop in day temperature up to 7.0 degree Celsius was recorded in many parts of the state on Friday, according to meteorological department official.
Temperatures in Madhya Pradesh are set to dip from Saturday as cool winds are coming to the state due to snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu-Kashmir, said a senior India Meteorological Department official in Bhopal.
Senior IMD meteorologist PK Saha on Friday said, “Further fall in minimum temperatures can be expected over most parts of central parts of country in the next four days. Mercury is going to dip from tomorrow (Saturday) onward in MP. Snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is bringing cool winds to MP. Shallow to moderate fog is likely to engulf isolated places in 19 MP districts, including Bhopal, Gwalior and Ujjain, on Saturday morning."
The minimum temperature is likely to go below 10 degrees Celsius in large parts of the district in the next few days. Both maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to fall in MP, weatherman said.
On Friday, the lowest minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius was recorded in Umaria district in east Madhya Pradesh, he said.
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