The mercury continued its downward spiral in state with Khajuraho recording minimum temperature of 6.2 degree Celsius and the state’s summer capital Pachmarhi settled at 7 degree Celsius on Wednesday night. Scattered rains are likely to occur in Central and eastern Madhya Pradesh on December 10 and December 11. Mandla recorded 6.8 degree Celsius, while the Sidhi and Tikamgarh recorded the minimum temperature of 9 and 9.8 degree Celsius respectively.
It was a cold day in the state capital with the minimum temperature settling at 12.8 degrees Celsius. The city recorded 26.0 degree Celsius during day time. According to meteorological department, weather would remain dry over the state for at least next five days. But thereafter a trough is expected to form over Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh around December 10.
This would lead to scattered rains in some parts of the state on Monday and Tuesday. Central and eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh will receive rains, while northwest and northern districts would remain dry. Another spell of rains is expected around December 15 and 16, when the low-pressure area will form over West central Bay of Bengal will move towards east Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh usually receives rain due to the westward movement of any strong weather system which forms over Bay of Bengal and reaches towards the central parts of India and finally over Madhya Pradesh.