Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The weather in Madhya Pradesh is undergoing a noticeable change, with cooler nights and warmer days. This pattern is expected to persist for the next week before a dip in both day and night temperatures.
In Bhopal, days are sunny and warm, but nights are experiencing a slight chill. On Monday, the maximum temperature reached 31.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 17.6 degrees Celsius. It is likely that the upcoming days will witness a further drop in temperatures.
Ashfaq Husain, a meteorologist, explained that the night temperatures in the rocky and forested areas of the state have dropped to around 15 degrees Celsius. Notably, the hill station of Pachmarhi is currently the chilliest, with temperatures to 12.8 degrees Celsius. Following closely, Umaria registers 13.9 degrees Celsius. This cooling trend is attributed to a Western Disturbance over northern India, affecting the state's weather.
October's weather in Madhya Pradesh presents a threefold trend. The initial weeks of the month saw high temperatures, particularly in cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Damoh, Jabalpur, and Ujjain. It almost felt like March or April, with many areas experiencing temperatures exceeding 37 degrees Celsius.
To kick off October, a Pink Cold Wave effect was observed. Nevertheless, the intensity of this cold wave lessened, primarily due to dry winds from Rajasthan and increased sunshine, raising the temperature by up to 20%.